Nikos Dendias

Greece and North Macedonia Can be Great Allies, FM Dendias Says

Greece can be North Macedonia's greatest ally and friend, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday after a meeting with his counterpart, Bujar Osmani, in Athens. Dendias noted that North Macedonia's stability and prosperity was also in Greece's own...

Greek, Turkish Foreign Ministers Conduct Twitter Diplomacy

The Greek and Turkish foreign ministers exchanged tweets over the future of their countries' bilateral relations in an unusual case of diplomacy through social media over the weekend. Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu started the surreal exchange by providing unsolicited advice...

"Goodwill" Gestures by Turkey Little More Than a Ploy, Says Greek FM

"Turkey has left no room for any kind of positive agenda at the forthcoming European Council," Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in a statement on Tuesday. He added that any last-minute "goodwill" gesture by Turkey now will be little...

Greek FM Dendias in Quarantine; Albanian Archbishop Hospitalized with Covid in Athens

According to an announcement by Greece's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, Nikos Dendias, the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, is now under quarantine after coming into contact with someone who had a confirmed case of Covid-19. Dendias had met...

Mike Pompeo Condemns Turkish Actions in Letter to Greek Counterpart

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed support for Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean crisis and underscored his disapproval of Turkish actions in a letter addressed to his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. The letter was sent in reply to Dendias'...

Greece to Affirm Friendship, Solidarity with Armenia in FM's Visit

The Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will offer the country's solidarity to Armenia which is under attack by Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh during his visit to Yerevan on Friday. Dendias has started his visit by visiting the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial...

Turkey Forces Greek FM's Plane to Circle as New Drill Ship Joins the Fray

Turkey kept a Greek government plane in the air for at least twenty minutes on Wednesday, as a new drill ship was seen sailing south of Kastellorizo in a clear escalation of the country's provocative behavior. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos...

Erdogan Accuses Greece of Sowing Chaos; German FM Heads to Athens, Ankara

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will be in Athens and Ankara on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sends threatening messages to Greece again. In a speech on Monday, Erdogan said...

Turkey Continues with Provocations in Aegean – Greek FM to Meet with US Secretary of State

While the Turkish seismic research ship Oruc Reis is moving northeast atop the Greek continental shelf, accompanied by Naval vessels from Turkey, Ankara continues to issue provocative statements. The oil and gas exploration ship is staying within the limits of...

Turkey Reacts to Greek-Egyptian Maritime Deal

Turkey has reacted strongly to the maritime zone agreement signed between Greece and Egypt on Thursday, saying it violates the continental shelf of Turkey and Libya, and thereby  is "null and void." The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the...