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Greek Promise to Defend Itself Sparks ‘Dismay’ in Turkey

Turkey has said it is "concerned and dismayed" after Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned Ankara that Athens would not react peacefully the next time...

Greece Looks at USA to Calm Down Turkey

Greece is expecting the US administration to intervene and de-escalate the crisis with Turkey over the Imia islets, according to diplomatic sources in Athens. The...

Turkey Builds Outpost Overlooking Greek Islands

A Turkish newspaper is reporting that Ankara is beefing up its military presence close to the Greek islets of Imia, building a jetty and...

Aegean Should be ‘Sea of Friendship’ Turkey Now Says

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday the Aegean should be a “sea of friendship” between Greece and Turkey in comments that may...

Washington Urges Greece, Turkey to Calm Down

The U.S. State Department has encouraged Greece and Turkey to "de-escalate" current tensions in the Aegean, after a Turkish coast guard vessel rammed a...

Turkey: Imia Islets Belong to Us, Greek Gov’t Misinforms its Citizens

Ankara escalated tension in the Aegean on Tuesday by issuing the most provocative statement so far, claiming that the Imia islets belong to Turkey...

EU: Turkey Needs to Respect the Sovereignty of EU Member-States

The European Commission is closely monitoring the situation in the Aegean, Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Tuesday, while warning Turkey of the need...

Turkey Backs Skopje in ‘Macedonia’ Dispute with Greece

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Monday said that Ankara supports the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in its name dispute with Greece. Yildirim spoke...

Europe Reprimands Turkey over Cyprus Harassment

Turkey received a reprimand from Europe on Monday over a recent incident in Cypriot waters involving Turkish naval ships and a private oil drillship. The...

Exclusive: Ex-NATO Chief Stavridis Talks Turkey, Greece, ‘Macedonia’

Former NATO Commander James Stavridis has told Greek Reporter in an exclusive interview that the Aegean islets of Imia, whose sovereignty is disputed by...

Greek Court Postpones Turkey Extradition Case

  A Greek court on Tuesday postponed a ruling on extraditing a terror suspect -- one of a group of nine detained late last year...

Turkey Accuses Greece of ‘Backing Terrorist Organizations’

Ankara accused Athens of backing terrorist organizations following the ruling of a Greek court Friday that refused to extradite a suspect wanted on terrorism...

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