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Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis, a Republican who represents Palm Harbor, Florida in the US Congress, has tested positive for coronavirus, his office announced Wednesday. Bilirakis is now in quarantine and was not on the House floor on Wednesday as Congress...

Hellenic Caucus Congressmen Worried About Erdogan’s Behavior in Occupied Cyprus

With Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan embarking on another spate of provocative actions in the Mediterranean of late, including taking a tour of Varosha in occupied northern Cyprus, members of the US Congress' Hellenic Caucus have grown increasingly alarmed,...

Greek American Gus Bilirakis Reelected to US House in Florida

Republican US Rep. Gus Bilirakis won Florida’s 12th congressional district and he will continue to represent the area encompassing New Port Richey and areas north of Tampa. Raised in Tarpon Springs, the Florida native is the grandson of Greek...

All the Greek-Americans Running for Office in the 2020 Elections

Five representatives of Greek descent are currently serving in the US Congress, and all of them are up for reelection on Tuesday in the hotly-contested 2020 elections. Democrats John Sarbanes, Charlie Crist, Chris Pappas and Dina Titus are joined by...

Congressman Bilirakis: Erdogan Turns His Back on International Community

Congressman Gus Bilirakis, the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on International Religious Freedom, on Friday condemned the decision by Turkey's President Erdogan to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. "In a clear demonstration of arrogance and inhumanity, Erdogan has turned...

USA Urges Erdogan Not to Turn Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

Ambassador Sam Brownback, the US Ambassador of Religious Freedom, urged Turkey last week to abandon plans to reconvert the sixth century monument of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “The Hagia Sophia holds enormous spiritual & cultural significance to billions of...