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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...

Presidents of Israel, Turkey Vow to Mend Ties

Israel's President Isaac Herzog arrived in Turkey Wednesday to meet his counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the first visit by an Israeli head of state since 2007, as the countries seek to mend fractured ties. "President Herzog's visit will...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet Erdogan on Sunday

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Sunday, March 13, Turkey announced on Monday. The two leaders will have lunch at the Turkish president’s residence. Mitsotakis will be in Istanbul to celebrate...

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...

Turkey: “Sincerely Saddened” by Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Turkey affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity and is “sincerely saddened” by the Russian invasion, President Tayyip Erdogan stated on Thursday, as he tries to keep a balance between appearing to show respect for international law while showing deference to Russia,...

Greece Launches Official Protest to Turkey Over Aegean Islands Provocation

Greece issued on Thursday a diplomatic protest, or demarche, to Turkey over the continued provocations of Turkish officials, including President Erdogan, who have even been questioning the sovereignty of the Aegean islands. The protest was handed over by the Greek...

Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Greece About “Militarization” of Aegean Islands

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece on Tuesday against attempts for the armament of the Aegean islands. “It is not possible for us to remain silent about the military activities carried out in violation of the agreements on the...

Osman Kavala: Council of Europe Votes for Infringement Against Turkey

Osman Kavala, the most famous detainee in Turkey, was the subject of a Council of Europe vote on Thursday. The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers voted to start infringement proceedings against Turkey over their failure to free the human...

Bilirakis’ Initiative to Stop Sale of F-16’s to Turkey

Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis, (R-FL) along with Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH), led a group of colleagues in writing a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently opposing US plans to sell...

Turkey No More: Erdogan Changes Country’s Name to “Turkiye”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a statement earlier this month announcing that he will change Turkey's name to "Turkiye." "The word 'Turkiye' represents and expresses the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish nation in the best way," read...