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Human Trafficking: Greece Says Turkey Provides Student Visas to Somalis

Greek officials implored Turkey to try to stop the movement of migrants and refugees from its soil, charging that the individuals who have come over from that nation recently -- particularly from Somalia -- appear to have been part...

EU Commission Chief Says Turkish Situation “Worsening”

Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, said on Monday that the situation regarding Turkey has not only not improved, it has actually worsened. His remarks came...

Pompeo Accuses Turkey of “Undermining” NATO Cohesion

In a rare blunt message to the nation of Turkey, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had harsh words for the nation's recent behavior, saying that it opposed the principles and operation of NATO and undermined its cohesion during...

Turkey Issues Navtexes Blocking Off Large Swaths of Aegean Sea

In yet another poke in the eye of Greece and NATO, the nation of Turkey on Tuesday issued three new Navtexes, or maritime Telexes, blocking off huge areas of the Aegean Sea. Giving as a reason that Greece had militarized...

Suspect in Murder of Cypriot Protester Proudly Poses Next to Erdogan

The man accused in the killing a Cypriot protester in August of 1996 was seen standing proudly next to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to the occupied territories last weekend. Kenan Akin, who was Minister of Agriculture...

Pompeo Tours Istanbul Mosque, Meets Nuncio on Tour to Promote Religious Freedom

As part of his whirlwind tour aimed toward promoting religious freedom around the world, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the papal nuncio to Turkey and toured an Istanbul mosque after meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on...

Turkey's Erdogan in Occupied Cyprus, Sets Up Provocative 'Fiesta' in Varosha

In yet another gesture of complete disregard for international law, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited on Sunday the occupied territories of Cyprus and the no man's land area of Varosha in Famagusta. Keeping the promise he gave in October...

Turkish Cypriots Rally Against Erdogan's Plan for a Picnic at Varosha

Hundreds of Turkish Cypriots took to the streets in occupied Nicosia on Tuesday to protest Turkey's "interference" days before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit the resort of Varosha, which was illegally opened last month. Erdogan has promised...

Trump’s Turkish Ally Erdogan Stays Mum on Biden Victory

As world leaders, including Greece's Kyriakos Mitsotakis, rushed to congratulate Joe Biden for his victory in the 2020 Presidential elections, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, remained silent. Erdogan, along with the leaders of Russia, Israel, Iran, Hungary, Saudi Arabia and...

Trump Gave In to Erdogan Over Turkish Bank, Russian Missiles, Reports Say

The close ties between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are once again in the spotlight a few days before the presidential elections. In two separate reports, The New York Times and Reuters highlight the...