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US State Department Deplores Closing of Halki Seminary 50 Years Ago

The seminary at Halki, Turkey, was closed on July 29, 1971 when Turkey ruled that all private institutions of higher learning be closed.

Cuba Protests: US, Greece, and other Countries Release Joint Statement

The United States, Greece, and several other countries have released a joint statement condemning the Cuban government's response to the demonstrations that took place in the country this past month.  The other countries that co-signed the statement were Austria,...

US to Sanction Cuban Security Forces After Protests

The United States' Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in a press release on Thursday that the US will be sanctioning Cuban security officials over their violent handling of the protests held this month in Cuba. Secretary Blinken announced on...

US Warns Turkey on “Provocative” and “Unacceptable” Cyprus Stance

The US sent a stern warning to Turkey on the anniversary of the invasion of Cyprus, saying it opposes a unilateral decision to open Varosha.

US to Advise Against Travel to 80% of Globe Due to Coronavirus Risk

The US State Department will soon advise residents not to travel to fully 80% of the nations of the world due to elevated coronavirus risk.

Blinken Expresses US Support for Greece-Turkey Talks

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expressed Washington’s support for exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey.

US State Department Welcomes Greece-Turkey Exploratory Talks

A US State Department spokesperson on Tuesday said that the United States welcomed the restarting of the long-awaited exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey, which will begin on January 25 in Ankara. The spokesperson said that the United States supports ...

United States Sanctions Turkey Over S-400 Missile Purchase

The United States is finally sanctioning Turkey over the fellow NATO country's purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia in 2019, according to a statement released by the US State Department on Monday afternoon. In the document, Secretary of...

Assistant US Secretary of State to Visit Greece and Cyprus, Discuss Security, Defense Issues

According to an announcement issued on Wednesday by the US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper will travel to Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria beginning on October 14, 2020, to meet with US...

Pompeo Solidifies US-Greek Relations in Visit with Foreign Minister Dendias

Greece and the United States reaffirmed their excellent bilateral relations and mutual desire to further deepen cooperation in a series of areas on Monday, in a meeting of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Greek Foreign Minister Dendias. The areas...