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The Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia

A group of people native to Anatolia, the Karamanlides, are believed by many to be Turkish speaking Greeks. The used a dialect of Turkish that was written in Greek letters. Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began settling in...

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus Warn Turkey Against Unilateral Actions

Greece, Egypt and Cyprus have warned Turkey to stop taking unilateral actions in the eastern Mediterranean during a summit of their leaders in Athens on Tuesday. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades...

Turkey Eyes Russian Jets if US Turns Down F-16 Request

Turkey is still open to buying Russian jet aircraft if its request to the United States is denied, according to remarks made by the head of Turkey’s Defense Industry, Ismail Demir, on Monday. "If the United States does not approve...

Paris Says EEZs Not Part of Greece-France Defense Deal

The military agreement between Greece and France does not cover Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), according to a statement issued by the French Ministry of Defense on Friday. The deal, signed last month, provides for a mutual defense clause which includes...

Merkel Meets With Erdogan in Turkey on Farewell Visit

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during her last official trip to Turkey on Saturday. Merkel, who has lead Germany for the past 16 years, enjoyed a friendly relationship with Turkey, despite periods of...

The 1,500-Year-Old Byzantine Sandals with Sweet Message in Greek

A pair of sandals from Byzantine times discovered during a dig in Istanbul have become one of the major attractions of the city's archaeological museum. The sandals have a message in Greek which reads: "Use in health, lady, wear...

Greece Says Defense Deal With the US Shields from Turkey’s Aggression

Diplomatic sources in Athens said that the upgraded Mutual Defense & Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) with the US, signed in Washington on Thursday, shields Greece from Turkey's aggression. At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken described...

Greece to Further Boost Security at Evros Border with Turkey

Greece announced on Sunday that it will further boost security at the border with Turkey along the Evros River by hiring 250 new border guards over the next few months. Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos, who was visiting the region...