State Department Struggles to Explain Why Turkey Is a Valuable Ally
The State Department spokesperson struggled to provide more than one reason why the U.S. considers Turkey a valuable ally during a regular press briefing on Wednesday. Ned Price was grilled by journalists as a meeting was taking place in Washington...
Greece’s Sovereignty Over the Aegean Islands Is Not Disputed, U.S. Says
Greece’s sovereignty over the Aegean islands is not in dispute, the U.S. State Department said regarding the new threats launched by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Greece. In a written statement, a spokesperson for the US State Department noted...
US Cautions Turkey: Sovereignty of Greek Islands Not Disputed
The US Department of State told Turkey on Tuesday that the sovereignty of the Greek islands is not in dispute. Following a barrage of threatening statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Department of State spokesman said according to...
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.