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Greek PM Mitsotakis and Turkish President Erdogan Discuss Coronavirus Issue

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the telephone on Friday, June 26, after months of heightened tensions between the countries. According to the Greek premier's office, the discussion revolved around the impact of...

Greece Condemns Muslim Prayers at Hagia Sophia

Greek officials responded this week to plans by Turkey to celebrate the 567th anniversary since the fall of Istanbul by offering Muslim prayers at the Greek Orthodox church of Hagia Sophia. In comments to national broadcaster ERT1 on Friday, Greek...

PM Mitsotakis Will Meet with US President Trump on September 24

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with American President Donald Trump in New York City on September 24, concurrent with a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, government spokesman Stelios Petsas confirmed on Monday evening. In a Hellas...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet Turkish President Erdogan in New York

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly which will be held in New York on September 17-30. The meeting comes at a...

Erdogan Wants Turkey to Have Nuclear Weapons

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons, but did not say whether Turkey had plans to obtain them. "Some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads, not...

Erdogan Faces Humiliating Defeats in Turkish Local Elections

Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time since the party’s founding in 2001. His party also lost control of the ancient city...

ExxonMobil Drillship Sails To Cyprus Amid Turkish Threats

A drillship leased by ExxonMobil continues its journey through the Mediterranean towards Cyprus, where it is expected to arrive on November 12. The Stena IceMax ship has passed the southern coast of Spain, as Turkey was again warning that it...

Kammenos Slams Erdogan Over 'Pirates of The Aegean' Remark

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos slammed Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan on Monday after meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt. Speaking with journalists outside of the country's Ministry of National Defense, Kammenos said that "Greece respects international law,...

Turkey Says Installation of Russian S-400 Systems to Begin October 2019

The installation of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey will begin in October 2019, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has announced. Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 systems, which are not compatible with NATO's defense apparatus, has unnerved the United...

Turkish-Cypriots "Joint Owners", not Minority, Erdogan Says in Interview

Just days after his controversial statements about Greece - Turkey relations during his official visit to Athens, the Turkish president made another provocative statement about the Cyprus reunification process. Turkish-Cypriots are "joint owners" of the divided island of Cyprus, Recep...