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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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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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Mitsotakis – Erdogan meeting held in cordial atmosphere

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels on Monday, on the sidelines of the NATO Leaders Summit. Citing government sources, state-run news agency amna reports that the one-hour-long meeting held after the conclusion of the summit broke the ice, and the two men …

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Greek FM Dendia’s visit to Turkey postponed due to NATO emergency meeting

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will delay a planned visit to Turkey by one day to Thursday because of a scheduling conflict with a meeting of NATO ministers, the Foreign Ministry in Athens said on Tuesday. The visit comes amid tensions over territorial disputes between Ankara and Athens, underlined this …

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Blinken: NATO must keep Turkey close despite differences

The NATO alliance can emerge stronger after period of internal divisions and must keep Turkey at the heart of transatlantic ties, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. Blinken said that, despite public differences with Ankara, the United States and NATO had a strong interest in keeping Turkey …

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NATO head urges EU to take “positive approach” towards Turkey

Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg has urged the European Union leaders to take a “positive approach” towards Turkey. “Τηε EU needs to realize τηε importance of Turkey as part of NATO, Western family,” Stoltenberg said, according to Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu. Acknowledging the existence of differences and disagreements …

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NATO Stoltenberg: Greece and Turkey agreed to cancel military exercises on Oct national holidays

Greece and Turkey have agreed to cancel their planned military exercises which were scheduled for next week, on their country’s respective national holidays NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. Greece’s celebrate sits national Oxi Day on Ocotber 28th and Turkey its Republic Day on October 29. Speaking to journalists …

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Greece and Turkey established de-confliction mechanism, said NATO

Greece and Turkey have established a military mechanism aimed at preventing standoffs between their warships and military aircraft in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea from breaking out into open conflict, the NATO announced on Thursday. Following a series of technical meetings between the Military Representatives of Greece and Turkey at NATO …

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Greece rejects Turkey’s claims, delegations at NATO started dialogue

Greece’s diplomatic sources on Thursday rejected Turkey’s claims that the military delegations at the NATO “exchanged views” in the context on technical discussions. Diplomatic sources rejected what they called information distributed by Turkey about an ‘exchange of views’ in the context of ‘technical discussions’ at NATO level. The sources said …

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