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Erdoğan on Halki: Greeks Want Only Us to Give

Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan requested from Greece reciprocity regarding the reopening of the Halki seminary. Talking to the Turkish TV network “A haber,” Erdoğan, moving in the same wavelength as the Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu...

Byzantine Antiquities Demolished in Istanbul

According to information released by the Turkish media, the municipality of Istanbul, following Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s plans, keeps on with demolitions around the city. On Sunday July 7, the Byzantine Well at the Yedikule Castle region...

Regional Stability after Taksim: A Hellenic View

As the fog of the post Iran and Afghanistan wars dissipates, it is clear that the state of Hellenism as personified by Greece and Cyprus has declined in the face of the emerging hegemony of Turkey in the region.

Greek Leftists March For Turkish Protesters in Taksim Square

With Turkish protesters clashing on June 3 for a fourth day with police around the country in demonstrations against a plan to tear down trees in the center of Istanbul for a shopping mall and their opposition to Prime...

Istanbul’s Greeks Demand Citizenship Restoration

The Greek population of Istanbul, which was rather forced to leave Turkey because of the sociopolitical situation, is now asking for its citizenship rights’ restoration, Sunday’s Zaman reported. Greeks in İstanbul, known as Rums (Turkey’s Greeks), are finally given the...

Erdogan Hosts Samaras, Greek Business Leaders

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras are set to participate in a joint business event on  March 4 in Istanbul that seeks to boost trade between the two countries, the event's host said,...

Forum on Greek – Turkish Cooperation

Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) will organize Turkey-Greece Business Forum in Istanbul on March 4, Anatolia news agency reports today adding that the event will be held under coordination of the Ministry of Economy and in cooperation with Turkish...

Erdogan Critical of Greek-appointed Muftis

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the appointment of senior religious authorities for the Muslim minority in Thrace by the Greek state, a day after meeting with his Greek counterpart, Antonis Samaras, in Qatar, when Erdogan said Turkey...

Turkey Mulls Re-opening Halki Seminary

After much prodding from Greece and international pressure, the Turkish government is examining at least two formulas for the reopening of the Greek Orthodox seminary on Halki island off Istanbul, the Hurriyet daily said, adding that Prime Minister Recep...

Erdogan, Avramopoulos Do S & P Tango

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the decision by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's to upgrade Greece's standing, taking it out of the territory of possible default and up to a B- standing. Erdogan said the...