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Four Lessons from the Imia Crisis that Led Greece and Turkey to the Brink of War

The crisis over the sovereignty of Imia, a pair of small uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea, in January 1996 led Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. The quickly-spiraling crisis saw the deployment of both countries’ special forces,...

Sen. Menendez Vows Not to Approve Sale of F-16s to Turkey

On Monday, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez expressed his clear opposition to the sale of F-16 fighter aircraft to Turkey. Speaking to Mega TV, he said that the U.S. State Department should adopt a firmer stance toward...

Turkey Slams The Economist over Erdogan’s ‘Looming Dictatorship’ Cover

On Thursday, Fahrettin Altun, the communication director of Turkey, slammed the London-based weekly The Economist for creating "cheap propaganda" on the country. The cover of this week's magazine is titled "Turkey's looming dictatorship." The Economist is calling on outsiders to...

Is it a Cloud or a UFO? Video of Surreal Sight Goes Viral

A massive cloud shaped like a UFO hovered over a city in Turkey, changing colors from orange to pink and then to yellow as the sunrise cascaded across it. Onlookers spotted the “surreal sight” above Bursa on Thursday, January 19th,...

Greek PM Mitsotakis: ‘We Will Not Go to War With Turkey’

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated on Thursday that Greece and Turkey will not go to war and that the two countries can make efforts to reduce tensions in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean. "We will not go to war...

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...

Turkey Urges U.S. to Proceed With Sale of F-16 Fighter Jets

Turkey urged the U.S. to expedite the sale of F-16 fighter jets during a meeting in Washington between Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken. According to the joint statement issued after the meeting, they discussed "strengthening...

US Plan to Sell F-16s to Turkey and F-35s to Greece Alarms Ankara

The US administration is reportedly considering selling F-16 jets to Turkey and fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters to Greece, a plan that has alarmed Ankara. In an attempt to keep both NATO allies happy and maintain a balance of...

Sale of F-16s to Turkey Meets Resistance in Washington

The sale of F-16s to Turkey put forward to Congress by the Biden administration has met with resistance in Washington. The fighter jets are part of a billion-dollar package that would make up one of the biggest military weapons...

Effigy of Erdogan Hung in Sweden

An effigy of Erdogan, hung in Stockholm on Wednesday, has caused diplomatic problems for Sweden. The country, which has bid to join NATO, now faces the possibility of having their application denied if Turkey refuses to grant their approval. The...