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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...

Greece Tells NATO that Equal Distance Policy with Turkey is Not Acceptable

The policy of keeping equal distances between Greece and Turkey is not productive and is detrimental to our country, said Greek Defense Minister Nikos panagiotopoulos on Wednesday. “NATO’s policy of equal distances is detrimental to our country, but also to...

Erdogan Criticizes Greece After Turkish Vessel Crosses Continental Shelf

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, spoke out against Greece on Saturday, August 15, regarding the country's interest in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean as well as Libya. In an official statement, Erdogan emphasized how Turkey would not back down to...

Greece Rallies Friends and Allies as it Requests Emergency EU Meeting Over Turkish Aggression

Greece requested the European Union on Tuesday to hold an emergency meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers over Turkey’s continuous aggression in the southern Aegean and East Mediterranean Sea. The decision was announced after a meeting of Prime Minister Kyriakos...

Greece Acknowledges Turkey's "Positive Action" to De-escalate Tensions

    Greek Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas called Turkey's decision to de-escalate tensions in the southeastern Mediterranean a "positive action" in an interview with Skai television on Tuesday. Petsas stated that he welcomed "...the fact that we have this statement on Turkey's...

Three Thousand US Army Soldiers Arrive in Greece for NATO Exercise

An American transport vessel called the Endurance Vehicles Carrier delivered 3,000 US Army soldiers, military vehicles and equipment to Greece on Tuesday to participate in the NATO exercise dubbed "Atlantic Resolve 2020." The ship is docked at the port of...

US Working To Defuse Greece-Turkey Tensions, Says American Diplomat

United States diplomats are working to reduce the ongoing tensions between Greece and Turkey, according to a Wednesday statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer, as reported by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency...

Greece Sharply Rebukes NATO Secretary-General’s Support of Muslim Brotherhood in Libya

Greece responded sharply on Thursday to news that NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had referred to the Muslim Brotherhood faction, led by Fayez al-Sarraj, as the legitimate government of Libya. In an interview published Thursday in the Italian daily La Repubblica, Stoltenberg...

One Dead, Five Missing in Crash of Canadian Helicopter Off Greece

One person is dead and five are missing after a military helicopter operating off a Canadian frigate during a NATO exercise crashed into the sea between Greece and Italy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau said one body...

Greece Congratulates North Macedonia on Joining NATO

The Greek Foreign Ministry congratulated the Republic of North Macedonia on officially becoming a member of NATO in a tweet posted on Friday. "We congratulate the Republic of North Macedonia that joins NATO as the 30th member of our alliance....