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Greece Regional Governor Denied Entry in Turkey, Detained

Greece government minister Tzitzikostas was denied entry in Turkey and reportedly detained for six hours at Izmir airport on Saturday. 

Libya-Turkey Energy Deal Escalates Mediterranean Tensions

The Libya-Turkey energy deal is escalating the dangers of open conflict between Ankara and Athens. Turkey and Libya have demarcated potential oil and gas-rich zones in the Mediterranean. This maneuver has also irritated Egypt. On October 3rd, Turkey signed a...

92 Naked Migrants Found on Greece – Turkey Border

Ninety two naked migrants were found near the Greece - Turkey border in Evros region, the Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection announced. The photos released have shocked the Greek authorities and "show Turkey’s inhumane treatment of refugees" according to...

Greek Heroes’ Busts Adorn Village in Turkey

Homer's Ancient Greek Poem Iliad has inspired the citizens of a small village in Turkey to install busts of the Trojan war heroes on their main square. Tevfikiye, is located 1 km away from the archaeological site of ancient...

Tolerance of Turkey Risks War With Greece, Cyprus’ President Warns

On Sunday, President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades warned that the EU's tolerance towards Turkey could bring about a military confrontation with Greece. Drawing parallels with Russia and Ukraine, he said there could not be any absolution for a country that...

Greece Targets NGOs Accused of Human Trafficking From Turkey

Four NGOs stand charged with smuggling illegal immigrants from Turkey to Greece in the summer of 2021. The NGOs, both well-known and reputable, allegedly colluded with traffickers working from the Turkish coast. They have also been accused of spying...

Turkey Considers Secret Operation in Greece, Report Says

Turkey plans to deploy a secretive, specially trained unit connected to intelligence agency MIT to escalate tensions with Greece, a report in Nordic Monitor said on Sunday. The MIT unit, the existence of which has never been publicly confirmed, is...

Turkey Faces ‘Not Just Greece But All of Europe,’ Greek PM Says

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday that Turkey was up against "not just Greece but all of Europe and our allies in NATO." In speaking at a cabinet meeting, Mitsotakis repeated that Greece will remain calm and confident...

Greece’s Sovereignty Over the Aegean Islands Is Not Disputed, U.S. Says

Greece’s sovereignty over the Aegean islands is not in dispute, the U.S. State Department said regarding the new threats launched by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Greece. In a written statement, a spokesperson for the US State Department noted...

Greece Rejects Turkey’s Demand to Demilitarize the Aegean Islands

Greece rejected the diplomatic protest issued by Turkey on the militarization of the Aegean islands of Chios and Lesvos on Monday. Ankara summoned the Greek Ambassador in Ankara, Christodoulos Lazaris, protesting the presence of armored units on the islands. Lazaris was...