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Greece Backs Turkey For 2020 Olympics

With the selection of a host city for the 2020 Olympic Games down to Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo and the winner to be named on Sept. 13, Greece has thrown its support behind its neighbor Turkey. Enemies for 400 years...

Erdogan Gives Samaras Terrorist Pics

According to the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet’s, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave visiting Greek Premier Antonis Samaras intelligence information about anti-Turk terrorists in Greece. "Erdogan gave detailed photos and pictures of the training of terrorists in Lavrio as well...

Samaras and Erdogan Deal in Ankara

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed 25 bilateral agreements in Istanbul on March 4 and began discussions on oil and gas explorations in disputed territorial waters as the Greek leader said that the...

Turkey, Greece Talks Focus on Aegean

Greece Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will visit Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara March 4-5 for a series of critical meetings, which are expected to include talks on the countries' differences on energy exploration in disputed territorial...

Patriarch Says Greeks Return to Turkey

According to the Turkish newspaper Milliyet, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew said that Greece's crushing economic crisis has made life so desperate that many people are moving to Turkey. The newspaper said that the Patriarch noted that Greeks who left the...

Greece Nixes Erdogan’s Mosque Offer

"Greece has rejected Turkey's offer to finance the construction of a mosque in Athens, the only European capital with no mosque", the Turkish newspaper Zaman reported. "The Greek government will fund the construction of a mosque in Athens," Deputy Foreign...

Greek Students Protest Erdogan In Budapest

Greek students along with others from Syria and Armenia protested Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Budapest. During his lecture, they stood outside the university where he was speaking and called him terrorist, insisting Turkey recognize the...

Erdogan Offers To Build Mosque in Greece

With Greece’s Muslims fuming that the government hasn’t built them an official mosque as tension has been ramping up against immigrants, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly told his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras that Turkey will bear...

Greece Fences Turkish Border But Immigrants Come By Sea

As Greece completed a 10.5-kilometer (6.5 miles) long fence on its border with Turkey along the Evros River in a bid to keep out seemingly endless waves of illegal immigrants, a small boat carrying an overload of Iraqis fleeing...

Erdogan Reiterates Support for Muslim Minority in Thrace

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a congratulatory message to the Fraternity, Equality and Peace Party (DEP) in Greece to mark the 21st anniversary of the group, which was founded by members of the minority community...