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NATO Firefighting Aircraft Arrive in Greece to Fight Wildfires

NATO sent firefighting aircraft and helicopters to Greece to help the country battle wildfires, the alliance said on Friday. The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) said it is supporting Greece's firefighting efforts for the eleventh consecutive year. "Upon request of...

Congress Votes to Block Sale of F-16 Fighter Jets to Turkey

The US House of Representatives voted to approve a measure that will likely block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey on Thursday. The measure prohibits the US President from selling or transferring the fighter jets or kits to...

Greece Requests to Buy 20 Lockheed F-35 Fighter Jets from the US

Greece has sent an official request to the United States for the purchase of twenty Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jets, the country's prime minister said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Madrid during a NATO summit, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece...

Greece Offers Ships to Export Grain from Ukrainian Ports

On Thursday, Greece announced it is ready to provide ships to help export grain from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports that have been blocked by Russia. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis added that his country “has a special role to play...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Calls on Erdogan to Talk in a “Civilized Manner”

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to engage in talks in order to deal with the "differences in a civilized manner." In a press conference held in Madrid following the NATO Summit,...

Biden and Erdogan Discuss “Stability in Aegean”

US President Joe Biden discussed “the importance of maintaining stability in the Aegean” with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a White House statement issued after the meeting of the two leaders on the margins of the...

Russia Poses a “Direct Threat” to Europe, NATO Leaders Say

NATO leaders meeting in Madrid on June 29th are set to label Russia a menace to their security, as they overhaul the alliance’s defenses in response to the war on Ukraine, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said. "We’ll state clearly that...

The U.S. Caves in to Erdogan’s Blackmail with F-16 Pledge

A senior Pentagon official confirmed on Wednesday that the US fully supports the modernization of Turkey's F-16 fleet, hours after Turkish President Erdogan agreed to lift the threat of a veto on Finland and Sweden joining NATO. As US President...

Turkey Lifts Veto on Finland and Sweden’s Bid to Join NATO

Turkey lifted on Tuesday its veto over Finland and Sweden’s bid to join NATO after the three nations agreed to protect each other’s security. The breakthrough, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, came...

Greece and Turkey Agree to Reduce Tension in the Aegean

Greece and Turkey agreed to reduce tension and keep communication channels open during a meeting between the countries' defense ministers on Thursday. Greek National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos held a brief meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on the...