Athens letter to UN: Ankara undermines peace and stability

The new Turkish claims of "conditional sovereignty" - where the condition for their concession was, always in Ankara, their demilitarization - exercised by Greece in the Aegean islands as well as in the Dodecanese, are "a new development" and "they are seriously undermining regional peace and stability," Athens said in a letter to the United Nations on May 25, responding to a letter from Turkis

Ministries working to solve soaring rent prices

Within the framework of a regulation that Turkey's Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Ministry, the Justice Ministry and the Treasury and Finance Ministry are working on to solve soaring rent prices, the production of social housing will be increased, housing costs will be reduced and new steps will be taken to enable citizens to purchase houses affordably.

Some 31,000 apply to become Turkey’s 1st astronaut in two days: Minister

Around 4 million people have visited an official website displaying the criteria to become Turkey's first astronaut, with more than 31,000 people applying in just 48 hours, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank has said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the website "" is open for submissions late on May 23.

After Congressional standing ovations, US keeps equal distances on Turkish provocations

By George Gilson

Fewer than ten days after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis received repeated standing ovations from a Joint Session of the US Congress, the State Department is keeping an equal distance between NATO allies Greece and Turkey, even as Ankara is ratcheting up tensions in the Aegean and allowing migrant boats to reach the shores of the Aegean islands of Samos.