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Greece FM sends letters to UN, NATO over absurd Turkish claims

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will send letters to all members of the UN Security Council and to the UN Secretary General, as well as the secretary general of NATO, in the wake of the unprecedented statements made by Turkish officials’ in recent days. The statements made by the Turkish …

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“No sanctions for Greece’s S-300,” says USA as Turkey attempts an issued within NATO

There is no risk of sanctions for the S-300 anti-missile system located in Crete, the US State Department clarified on Thursday. The statement comes as Turkey tries to create an issue against Greece within the NATO  claiming an S-300 “locked” a Turkish F-16 fighter jet last month. Responding to a …

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Port in a Storm: Enhancing US-Greece Cooperation at Alexandroupolis

“The USA and its NATO partners urgently need to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the port of Alexandroupolis and by Greece more generally,” says an analysis of the significant strategic role of Greece after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The analysis has been prepared by  the Jewish Institute for National …

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Erdogan to meet with Biden at NATO Summit, rules out talks with Mitsotakis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be meeting with US counterpart Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid later on Tuesday or on Wednesday, he told reporters on Tuesday morning. He ruled out the possibility of holding any talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who …

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Erdogan to raise his claims about “sovereignty” of Greek islands at NATO Summit

At the NATO Summit upcoming week, Turkish president Recep Tayipp Erdogan will raise the issue of “militarization” of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and their “illegal occupation by Greece,” some Erdogan-affiliated media reported on Sunday oblviously following leaks by president’s aidees. With the title “President Erdogan goes to NATO …

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Greek and Turkish Defense Ministers hold brief meeting amid tensions

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met with his Greek counterpart Nikos Panagiotopoulos at the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels, amid escalating tension between the two neighboring countries, media in both countries report on Thursday afternoon. According to state broadcaster ERT, meeting was of short duration and Minister Panagiotopoulos …

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NATO chief Stoltenberg says “Turkey’s security concerns are legitimate”, angers Greeks, Cypriots

Security concerns raised by Turkey in its opposition to Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership applications are legitimate, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday during a visit to Finland. “These are legitimate concerns. This is about terrorism, it’s about weapons exports,” Stoltenberg told a joint news conference with Finnish …

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Greece welcomes the historic decision of Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership, says Foreign Ministry

Greece welcomes the historic decision by Finland and Sweden to submit their applications to join NATO, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “The accession of two additional European partners, with deep-rooted democratic traditions and respect for international law to the NATO family will further strengthen Europe’s collective security, …

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Greece ready to welcome Finland, Sweden to NATO, says FM Dendias

Greece is “ready to welcome Sweden and Finland in the NATO family,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in Berlin Saturday. Greece has always had “excellent relations” with the two countries, Dendias said on arriving at an informal dinner of foreign ministers of NATO countries at Germany’s foreign ministry. “I am …

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Stoltenberg hints at risks from Turkey’s S-400, No-Fly Zone in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown the importance of NATO allies not being dependent on Russian military equipment, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in his speech at the Diplomacy Forum in Antalya on Friday. While he did not explicitly mentioned the Russian S-400 missiles, both Turkish and Greek media understood …

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