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Greek PM Addressing the UN: 'Lets' Give Diplomacy a Chance'

"Let's give diplomacy a chance," said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday, in his address to the 75th United Nations General Assembly, referring to the upcoming exploratory talks with Turkey. In his speech to the UN General Assembly held...

President Anastasiades: Cyprus Committed to Peace Talks, But Not at Gunpoint

President Nicos Anastasiades told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that Cyprus stands ready to resume talks on the reunification of the island nation. He warned however, that he would not negotiate under conditions of intimidation or threats. “For the (Cyprus...

Israeli Ambassador Walks Out of UN Assembly in Protest at Erdogan’s Speech

Glad Erdan, the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, walked out of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday in protest against the speech given by Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan. In his inflammatory remarks, Erdogan accused the Jewish state of...

Greek PM Calls for New Global Health Architecture at UN’s 75th Anniversary Session

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the Covid-19 pandemic is an emphatic reminder of why multilateral cooperation is so necessary, in a video message to world leaders as the United Nations marked its 75th anniversary on Monday. The Greek premier...

UN Calls on Turkey to Make Hagia Sophia an “Intercultural Space”

UN human rights experts explained on Friday, July 31, that Turkey's conversion of the significant World Heritage Site "could reflect a supremacist view of history and culture." In an officially released statement, UN Special Rapporteur Karima Bennoune, who works in...

UN Ignores Turkey's Protest, Extends Peacekeeping Force Mandate in Cyprus

Turkey on Tuesday slammed a decision by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) which extended the mandate of a peacekeeping force in Cyprus, saying that the decision, made without the consent of Turkish Cypriots, is against the rules and...

Greek Philanthropist Wins 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize

Greek philanthropist Marianna Vardinoyannis was declared as one of the laureates for the United Nations 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize, along with Guinean doctor Morissana Kouyaté. The announcement was made on Friday, July 17, by UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande....

United Nations Sits on the Fence Over Turkey's Maritime Designs

The United Nations on Wednesday urged Greece and Turkey to maintain a dialogue after Athens called on the Security Council to condemn a recent agreement that would extend Turkey's sea boundaries in the Mediterranean. Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for...

Turkey Sends Controversial Accord with Libya to United Nations

Turkey’s controversial maritime boundary delimitation agreement with the government of Libya was sent to the United Nations (UN), Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, according to a report of state-run Anadolu news agency. Erdogan said that following the...

Greece Rebuffs Turkish Claims in Eastern Mediterranean

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday issued a stern rebuff to Turkey's territorial claims in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean saying they are “legally unfounded, incorrect and arbitrary.” Athens responded to a letter addressed to the United Nations...