Greece Must Respond Positively to Turkey, Dendias Says
The behavior of Turkey toward Greece has changed radically since the deadly earthquakes and Athens has an obligation to respond in a positive way, Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias said. Speaking to Proto Thema, Dendias noted that since his visit...
Turkish Foreign Minister Affirms “Neighborly Ties” on Greek Independence Day
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu extended a letter of congratulation to his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias on March 25, the anniversary of Greek Independence Day. The letter of congratulation emphasized "good neighborly ties" between Greece and Turkey in what may...
Turkey to Support Greece in Bid for UN Security Council
Turkey will support Greece's bid to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday in Brussels. At a meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, Cavusoglu confirmed that in return Greece will...
Selling F-16 Jets to Turkey in US ‘National Interest’, Blinken Says
Upgrading and selling F-16 jets to Turkey is a “national and security interest” for the Biden administration, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. After talks in Ankara with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, Blinken said that the Biden...
Earthquake Diplomacy Sparks Hopes of Normalization Between Greece and Turkey
In recent years, relations between Athens and Ankara have arguably reached their lowest point since the two countries nearly went to war in 1995 Imia crisis. However, there are growing hopes that a recent showing of goodwill in the aftermath...
Turkey Urges U.S. to Proceed With Sale of F-16 Fighter Jets
Turkey urged the U.S. to expedite the sale of F-16 fighter jets during a meeting in Washington between Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken. According to the joint statement issued after the meeting, they discussed "strengthening...
US Plan to Sell F-16s to Turkey and F-35s to Greece Alarms Ankara
The US administration is reportedly considering selling F-16 jets to Turkey and fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters to Greece, a plan that has alarmed Ankara. In an attempt to keep both NATO allies happy and maintain a balance of...
‘Greece Not Intimidated’ by Turkey’s Threats on Territorial Waters
Turkey has once again warned Greece that extending its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea was a red line. “We will not allow the expansion of (Greek) territorial waters by even one mile in the Aegean, let alone 12,” Foreign...
Senator Menendez Slams Turkey for Welcoming Russian Oligarchs
Senator Bob Menendez slammed Turkey on Saturday for welcoming sanctioned Russian oligarchs into the country saying that this is the exact opposite message that the rest of NATO and indeed the world are sending. "Some partner. Turkey must step up...
Turkey Issues Navtex North of Cyprus, Nicosia Responds
Cyprus responded to a Navtex issued by Turkey on Friday evening announcing new research from seismic ship Oruc Reis north of Cyprus