DIPLOMACY

Ankara continues escalating tensions
NEWS

Athens has lodged a strongly worded demarche with the Turkish ambassador to Greece after two Turkish F-16 fighter jets violated Greek airspace, approaching just 2.5 nautical miles from the northeastern port city of Alexandroupoli.


PM honors top Greek Americans for their contribution
DIASPORA

The Greek-American community represents an “unshakable bond” that will always bind the two countries together, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told a Joint Session of Congress on his recent visit to Washington.

Erdogan says to speak to Finland on Saturday
NEWS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will speak to Finland on Saturday, while maintaining his opposition to Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership bids a week after he first voiced objections to the move.


Erdogan blackmail over F-16s and F-35s
NEWS

Turkey’s opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO under the pretext they harbor terrorists is seen in Athens as a cynical attempt to blackmail the US into agreeing to the lifting of all sanctions against the Turkish defense industry.


The impact of the Greek-American community
DIASPORA

A lot is said every so often about the role and influence of the Greek diaspora, and given that the United States is the most powerful nation in the world right now, it’s no surprise that in that context it is the Greek-American community that is getting much of the attention.

Biden hails Sweden, Finland NATO bids as leaders visit US
NEWS

President Joe Biden on Thursday hailed the “momentous” applications of once-neutral Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as the three countries worked to address continued opposition from Turkey for the two to join the alliance.



Athens reaps benefits of PM’s US visit
NEWS

The almost three-day visit to the US by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, which was accompanied not only by the warm meeting in the White House with US President Joe Biden, but also by the historic speech in the US Congress, was welcomed in Athens for the positives he took away.

Ankara irked by Greek PM’s speech in US Congress
NEWS

Turkey’s leadership expressed annoyance at Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech on Tuesday to the Joint Session of US Congress, with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay slamming it as “theater” and “a show.”

Bicameral resolution seeks to reaffirm US-Greek ties
NEWS

A resolution was submitted to the US Senate earlier this week seeking to reaffirm “the historic and present role of Greece in the defense of democracy” and the “continued partnership with Greece to bolster energy cooperation.”


Greek FM slams Turkish revisionism
NEWS

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has expressed confidence that the United States views Greece as a reliable partner, while criticizing “erratic” Turkey for pursuing revisionist policies in violation of international law.