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Turkey to Conduct Military Exercises on Greek National Holiday, Breaking NATO Agreement

Just hours after an agreement to cancel military activities planned on each country's respective national holidays, Turkey announced that it would go ahead with planned military exercises scheduled on Greece's OXI Day. This announcement breaks the moratorium announced by NATO...

Turkey's Behavior is a Challenge to NATO and All Europe, Greek PM Says

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday that Turkey's actions "threaten the peace, stability and cohesion of NATO itself." "We discussed everything that has happened in recent months in the Eastern Mediterranean," Mitsotakis said...

Greece and Turkey Agree on Mechanism to Avoid Eastern Med Accidents

According to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, the countries of Greece and Turkey have now agreed upon a mechanism that would allow them to avoid any accidental incidents in the Eastern Mediterranean, like the one which occurred between a Greek...

NATO Chief Refuses to Condemn Turkish Violations of Greek Airspace

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has once again sided with Turkey when CNN journalist Hala Gorani asked him three times about Turkey violating Greek airspace and he refused all three times to answer the question claiming that Ankara is under...

Why Greece Resists NATO-Initiated Talks with Turkey for Now

"Of the many statements President Erdogan has issued, I hold one, with six clear words: Provocations stop, then discussions can commence," said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday. The Greek prime minister issued the statement during his meeting today...

Greek PM Requests More NATO Ships for Aegean Migration Patrols

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday called on NATO to increase its naval patrols in the Aegean after the recent threat by Turkey to allow millions  of additional migrants to cross into Greece. "I asked the Secretary General and...

NATO ''Ready to Welcome'' North Macedonia

NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday a Skopje audience ''NATO is ready to welcome you,'' referring to North Macedonia and its bid to join the powerful military alliance. Delegations from NATO and North Macedonia met on Monday in...

NATO, EU Hail Greek Approval of Prespa Name Deal

Top political officials from around the world hailed the Greek Parliament's ratification of the Prespa Agreement on Friday. The ratification in effect settles the "Macedonia" name dispute between FYROM and Greece and paves the way for the Balkan country to...

Skopje Needs to Ratify ‘Macedonia’ Deal, Says NATO Chief

Skopje's path to NATO membership is dependent upon FYROM ratifying the name deal with Greece, the alliance's secretary-general said on Monday. Speaking in Luxembourg, Jens Stoltenberg said the former Yugoslav republic would only get an invitation to join the military alliance...

ΝΑΤΟ Advises Greece, Turkey to Show 'Calm and Restraint'

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Greece and Turkey to show "restraint and calm", after Ankara responded to the release from custody of the eight Turkish ex-soldiers accused of coup plotting by suspending a bilateral migrant readmission deal with...