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US-Cyprus Relations at an All-Time High, Pompeo Says

US-Cyprus relations are at an all-time high, according to a conversation held Friday between outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Cyprus Foreign Secretary Niko Christodoulides. In a statement released by the US State Department late on Friday, Pompeo...

Joint Military Exercises Underway Between Greece, US and Cyprus

Joint military exercises are now underway between the Special Forces from Greece, Cyprus and the United States. The exercises are ongoing in the Mediterranean off the coast of the Souda Bay base on Crete, according to reports from state-run...

Secretary Pompeo Speaks With Turkish FM Cavusoglu on Sanctions

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke this week with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss the December 14 imposition of sanctions by the United States on its NATO ally Turkey for its procurement of the Russian-made S-400...

United States Sanctions Turkey Over S-400 Missile Purchase

The United States is finally sanctioning Turkey over the fellow NATO country's purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia in 2019, according to a statement released by the US State Department on Monday afternoon. In the document, Secretary of...

Defense Bill Calling for Sanctions on Turkey Over S-400 Missile Purchase Passes Overwhelmingly

The United States, with or without the blessing of President Trump, may be soon lowering the boom on fellow NATO ally Turkey over its purchase last year of the Russian S-400 missile system. On Friday, the gigantic $741-billion defense bill...

Pompeo Accuses Turkey of “Undermining” NATO Cohesion

In a rare blunt message to the nation of Turkey, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had harsh words for the nation's recent behavior, saying that it opposed the principles and operation of NATO and undermined its cohesion during...

Pompeo Tours Istanbul Mosque, Meets Nuncio on Tour to Promote Religious Freedom

As part of his whirlwind tour aimed toward promoting religious freedom around the world, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the papal nuncio to Turkey and toured an Istanbul mosque after meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on...

State Department "Deplores" Turkey's Unilateral Actions in East Mediterranean

In an announcement released on Tuesday, the US State Department accused Turkey of "unilaterally raising tensions" in the Mediterranean after Ankara sent its oil and gas drilling ship Oruc Reis once again into Greek territorial waters. A Twitter message from...

US Secretary of State Pompeo Attends Ceremony in Thessaloniki on Yom Kippur

During his whirlwind trip through Greece and the Balkans, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended a Yom Kippur ceremony in the city which once was home to nearly all of Greece's Jews before their numbers were decimated in...