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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...

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 Blasts Erdogan for Meeting with Hamas Leaders

The US State Department voiced its strong objection on Tuesday over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to host a delegation from the Palestinian militant group Hamas last week. In a statement, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus denounced the meeting...

State Department Says US “Deeply Concerned” About Turkey’s “Provocative Actions”

In a statement released on Monday, the US State Department voiced its condemnation of Turkey's most recent actions in the Eastern Mediterranean as it sent the vessel Oruc Reis to probe for oil and gas just to the south...

US State Department Says Greece Has the Right to Enforce Law Along Borders

“The United States recognizes Greece’s right to enforce its laws along its borders,” was the American State Department's response on Sunday to the latest developments across Greece's eastern border with Turkey. This was what a senior State Department official said...