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Greece Will Not Be Bullied, Greek PM Tells UN Assembly

Greek PM Mitsotakis emphasized at the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday that "Greece will not be bullied!" In his speech, the Greek PM slammed Turkish claims over the sovereignty of Greece's islands and called them "baseless and...

Greece, China Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties

The 50th anniversary of Greece-China diplomatic relations was celebrated with a special event, attended by hundreds on Thursday evening, at the Zappeion Hall in central Athens. The event was also held in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding...

Video: Do Turks Hate Greeks and Vice-Versa?

Turks and Greeks are neighbors sharing a long history that goes centuries back, but the history of the two peoples is marred by a rivalry that today seems fabricated

Turkish Map Shows Greek Islands, Crete Belonging to Turkey

Far-right nationalist Turkish politician and Erdogan ally Devlet Bahçeli released a map that indicates that the Greek islands in the Aegean and even Crete belong to Turkey. Bahçeli is one of the founders of The Grey Wolves, a nationalist, Islamist,...

Turkey Claims to Have Nabbed Greek Spy

Turkish state media claims that a Greek spy has been apprehended in the country, but Greece denies the claims. Turkey alleged that Greek citizen Mohammmed Amar Ampara was spying on the country on behalf of the Greek National Intelligence Organization,...

Why Turkey Doesn’t Want Finland and Sweden to Join NATO

Finland and Sweden have expressed their wish to join NATO, but Turkish President Erdogan has publicly stated that he will not support the move. By Professor Ronald Suny After decades of neutrality, the two Nordic states that have to date remained...

US State Department Responds to Turkish Violation of Greek Airspace

On Saturday, the US State Department responded to the Turkish violation of Greek airspace, which involved Turkish jets flying dangerously close to the Greek city of Alexandroupoli. In a statement, Ned Pierce, a State Department spokesperson, stated that: "We encourage all...

Mitsotakis and Erdogan Agree to Reduce Tensions in the Aegean

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Sunday afternoon. Mitsotakis first arrived in Istanbul on Sunday morning, attending church services with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at Saint George Cathedral, one of the most...

Israeli President Herzog Reassures Athens of Ties Before Turkey Visit

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is visiting Greece on Thursday ahead of a trip to Turkey that he will take in early March. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou welcomed her Israeli counterpart to Athens. Herzog is in Greece as part of an...

Greece Slams Spain Over Military Sales to Turkey

Greece expressed its irritation on Thursday at Spain's recent agreement with Turkey, which includes a series of military sales to Ankara. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and visiting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain held a joint press conference following...