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Turkish President Erdogan to Have His Own Museum in Istanbul

A museum dedicated to incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to open in the Kasımpaşa neighborhood of Istanbul, where Erdogan was born and spent his early life, according to Turkish journalist Murat Sabuncu. The museum is scheduled to...

Sen. Menendez Vows Not to Approve Sale of F-16s to Turkey

On Monday, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez expressed his clear opposition to the sale of F-16 fighter aircraft to Turkey. Speaking to Mega TV, he said that the U.S. State Department should adopt a firmer stance toward...

Turkey Slams The Economist over Erdogan’s ‘Looming Dictatorship’ Cover

On Thursday, Fahrettin Altun, the communication director of Turkey, slammed the London-based weekly The Economist for creating "cheap propaganda" on the country. The cover of this week's magazine is titled "Turkey's looming dictatorship." The Economist is calling on outsiders to...

Elections in Turkey to be Held on May 14, Almost in Parallel with Greece

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signaled on Wednesday that he intended to call the next general election for May 14, perhaps a few weeks after the elections in Greece, widely expected in late April. Turkey's next general election is officially...

Turkey Puts $500K Bounty on NBA Star Enes Kanter Freedom

Turkey has placed a bounty on former NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom. The Turkish-American basketball star has faced serious legal trouble in Turkey since vocalizing criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2013. Turkish authorities are offering ten million Turkish...

Effigy of Erdogan Hung in Sweden

An effigy of Erdogan, hung in Stockholm on Wednesday, has caused diplomatic problems for Sweden. The country, which has bid to join NATO, now faces the possibility of having their application denied if Turkey refuses to grant their approval. The...

Turkey Raises Demands on NATO Membership Sweden ‘Cannot Meet’

Turkey has raised demands that Sweden, a NATO hopeful, cannot and does not want to meet, said the Swedish Prime Minister on Sunday. Ankara has blocked Sweden and Finland's entry into the Western military since May in an attempt to...

US Adopts Turkey’s Preferred Spelling at Ankara’s Request

The US will start referring to the country Turkey by its preferred variation, Türkiye, the US State Department said on Thursday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in January of last year that he would change the name of Turkey...

Greece 2022: The Year in Review

The year 2022 was a turbulent year for Greece following the Russian invasion of Ukraine which resulted in a spike in inflation and energy costs. In addition, Turkey's provocations in the Aegean, the wiretapping scandal, and Qatargate have marked...

Hagia Sophia: The Center of Greek Orthodox Faith Through the Ages

The Hagia Sophia remains the symbolic center of Greek Orthodoxy, even centuries after its fall to the Ottomans and its conversion to a mosque.