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Greek PM Expresses Solidarity with France After Erdogan's Insults

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed on Sunday his solidarity with French President Emmanuel Macron, who was recently at the receiving end of insults by his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "Personal insults against President Macron and hate speech targeting France...

France Recalls Ambassador to Ankara After Erdogan Tirade

France recalled its ambassador in Ankara after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the French president needed “mental treatment,” and criticized Emmanuel Macron’s policy toward Islam. Such “excess” and “coarseness” on the part of Erdogan are “unacceptable,” Macron’s office said...

France and Germany Give Turkey One Week to Halt Provocations

France and Germany accused Turkey on Thursday of continuing to provoke the European Union with its actions in the Eastern Mediterranean, and gave it one week to clarify its positions, Reuters reports. “It’s clear to us that Turkey is permanently...

New Paris Terror Attack Near Charlie Hebdo Magazine Offices

French police are investigating another attack near the former offices of weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, the location of a terrorist attack in 2015 that killed ten journalists and injured a security guard and a police officer. Two people were seriously...

Greece, France Cement Common Front Against Turkey's Aggression

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French President Emmanuel Macron said they were in "complete agreement" regarding the direction to take in response to Turkey's repeated incursions and infractions in the Eastern Mediterranean, according to government sources in Athens. The...

Mitsotakis and Macron Meet to Discuss Turkey, Possible EU Sanctions

In the face of increased tensions with Turkey, the Greek government on Thursday urged the EU to impose "severe sanctions" on the neighboring country. This comes after a period of greatly-heightened conflict between Greece and Turkey over sea borders. The...

France's Macron Expresses Solidarity With Greece After Moria Inferno

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his country's solidarity with Greece on Wednesday following the fire at Lesvos island's Moria refugee camp, which was almost entirely destroyed by Tuesday night's inferno. On Facebook, Macron wrote in Greek: "The burning of a...

French Star Gérard Depardieu Baptized as Orthodox Christian

The beloved French star of a string of award-winning films such as "Cyrano de Bergerac," "The Last Metro," and "Police," actor Gerard Depardieu converted to Orthodox Christianity in Paris on Friday. The 71-year-old actor, who has appeared in over 200...

Greece Mulls Defense Upgrade Program; Talks with France Over Fighter Jets

Greece is discussing with friends and allies possible defense purchases which could reach up to 10 billion euros ($12 billion) over the next decade, local media report on Tuesday, quoting unnamed officials in Athens. According to the reports, funds amounting...

France's Macron Reaffirms Solidarity with Greece, Says Turkey Respects Actions Not Words

French President Emmanuel Macron once more expressed his country's solidarity with Greece saying on Friday that he had taken a tough stance with regard to Turkey’s actions in the Eastern Mediterranean. “When it comes to Mediterranean sovereignty, I have to...