Reports from Ankara suggest that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu plans to visit Athens in the last days of May, reciprocating last month’s visit to Turkey by his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.

The then NATO commander for Southern Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa, Admiral James Foggo, is seen answering questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Rome, on May 7, 2018. [Andrew Medichini/AP]

The decision to suspend Turkey’s participation in the F-35 program in response to its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system came as no surprise, but the United States and the West must continue trying to resolve political differences through dialogue, James Foggo, a retired United States Navy admiral with 39 years of service, tells Kathimerini.


Aircraft from the aerobatic team of Britain’s Royal Air Force, the Red Arrows, on Wednesday continued their essential pre-season training at Tanagra military airport, about 70 kilometers north of Athens.


Greece has an important decision to make over the next couple of months regarding its planned purchase of frigates for the navy.


The US Embassy is “working to build bridges with all of Greece’s relevant ministries to develop interagency cooperation and shared security,” the American ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, said on Wednesday.