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Secretary of State Blinken Blames PKK for Deaths of Turkish Hostages

In a quick turnaround of diplomacy, the new US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, acknowledged late on Monday that the Kurdish separatist group PKK was indeed responsible for the recent killings of 13 Turkish nationals in a cave in...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Speaks to Greek Foreign Minister

A US State Department spokesman told the press late on Monday that the new Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, spoke with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias today. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Dendias emphasized their commitment to further strengthening U.S.-Greece...

US Secretary of State Nominee Blinken says Turkey “Not Acting Like an Ally”

U.S. Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken said in his confirmation hearing this week that Turkey is "not acting like an ally" in what were some of the most pointed words coming out of Washington in the recent past. At...

Mike Pompeo Praises Greek FM Dendias as “Spectacular Pro”

Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State during the Trump administration, took to Twitter this week to thank a string of his counterparts all across the world for their friendship and cooperation in the realm of foreign affairs. Pompeo's Tweet...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets With Pompeo on Hagia Sophia, East Med Tensions

Elpidophoros, the Greek-Orthodox Archbishop of the Americas, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday at the State Department. Discussing issues ranging from the takeover of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to peace in the Mediterranean, the talks were...

US Secretary of State Pompeo Urges Greece and Turkey to Avoid Conflict

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advocated for political stability in the Eastern Mediterranean in a press conference on Wednesday. The Secretary urged Greece and Turkey to reduce tensions in the region and to aim for productive dialogue. Pompeo's remarks come one...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Visit Cyprus in January 2020

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is set to reaffirm the United States' support of UN-facilitated, Cypriot-led efforts to reunify Cyprus as a bizonal, bicommunal federation during a visit he will pay to the island on January 7. In a...

Assistant Sec. of State: 'US Strongly Supports Cyprus' Right To Develop its Resources'

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon said that the United States was unwavering on their commitment to support the right of the Republic of Cyprus to develop its resources in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). “We...