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US State Department Responds to Provocative Turkish Map

The US State Department released a statement affirming Greek sovereignty in response to a map that showed many Greek islands, including all of Crete, as Turkish territory. "Our position on this issue is clear...the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Greece...

Greece an “Irreplaceable Ally”, Turkey “Important Partner”, US Says

The US continues to encourage its allies in NATO, including Greece and Turkey, to work together in order to preserve peace and security in the region, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Tuesday. The spokesperson called on the two...

American Groups Join Forces to Stop Sale of U.S. F-16s to Turkey

Seven prominent organizations in the United States have written to the US Congress this week to express their alarm and concern that the Department of State is actively considering a Turkish request to purchase forty F-16 fighter jets and...

U.S. to Allow “X” Gender Marker on Passports

The U.S. will offer Americans seeking a passport to use an "X" gender marker that is defined as "unspecified or another gender identity," Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Thursday. The State Department announced last June that passport applications...

US Representatives Slam Policy Change Over East Med Pipeline

Two Greek-American members of Congress are asking the State Department to explain their decision to cancel the Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline. Gus M. Bilirakis and Nicole Malliotakis have requested a meeting with Naz Durakoglu, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, to...

US State Department Welcomes Greece-France Defense Deal

The US welcomes Greece's continuous efforts to upgrade its defense capabilities, the State Department noted on Tuesday following the new defense agreement signed with France. "The US and Greece enjoy a robust defense relationship rooted in our shared values," a...

US Notifies Turkey of Removal from F-35 Program

The United States has officially given notice that Ankara has been removed from its F-35 program, according to Pentagon officials.

US to Advise Against Travel to 80% of Globe Due to Coronavirus Risk

The US State Department will soon advise residents not to travel to fully 80% of the nations of the world due to elevated coronavirus risk.

US Hits Turkey with Sanctions Over Russian S-400 Missile System

The US Department of State has imposed sanctions against Turkey and four officials in response to Ankara’s acquisition of the Russian S-400

Greece Criticized on Migrant Policy in US State Department Report

The US State Department’s annual report on human rights has criticized Greece over its treatment of migrants and asylum seekers.