Latest News from Turkey

Greek FM urges Ankara to stop its illegal activities in Cyprus

Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos called on Turkey to end its illegal acitivities within Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) during talks on Thursday evening with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of a Council of Europe ministerial meeting in Helsinki.

Greece reiterates support for Turkey’s EU membership

Notwithstanding rising tension in the Eastern Mediterranean due to Turkey's plans for offshore drilling operations in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Foreign Giorgos Katrougalos has reiterated Greece's support for Turkey's European Union ambitions.

Air France KLM to touch down at Posidonia

The Air France KLM Group will once again be supporting the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens on May 28-29, where it will be promoting its corporate program BlueBiz on the exhibition floor.

Congress to Erdogan: Stay away from military ties to Russia

Senior Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives again today called on Turkey to cancel its planned acquisition of a Russian S-400 missile defense system, the latest effort by U.S. lawmakers to discourage Ankara from pursuing the deal.

Landslide Destroyed 53 Buildings And A Mosque In Northern Turkey

Оn Thursday morning large landslide destroyed 53 buildings and a mosque in the Black Sea province of Ordu in northern Turkey.

"We had to evacuate 61 buildings and 80 houses so far, but unfortunately, 22 buildings, 31 houses and a mosque were destroyed, "Orddu Governor Sedar Yavuz told reporters.

UK calls on Turkey ‘not to drill in this area’

The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a statement regarding the comments made by Sir Allan Duncan on Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
"'We are following developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern. We would like to see the situation deescalated."

CHP head dismisses early elections

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu vowed on May 16 not to push for early elections, saying that to ask for early elections is "opportunism."

Cyprus president to issue demarche to British PM

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will issue a demarche to British Prime Minister Theresa May over the "unacceptable" comments made in the British Parliament on Tuesday by UK Minister of State for Europe Alan Duncan, who described Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), where Turkey plans to conduct exploratory hydrocarbon activities, as an area whose "sovereignty is under dispute."

SYRIZA and ND dealing with Turkey

During the last few weeks we have been witnessing the incremental execution by Turkey of a well thought-out strategic plan which aims to challenge the status quo in the Aegean and the East Mediterranean in a deliberate way, using claims, so-called evidence, maps drawn in a certain way, invoking treaties and agreements.

Athens seeks to maintain open channels with Ankara

With Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu expected to meet on Thursday on the sidelines of a Council of Europe ministerial meeting, Athens is reportedly attempting to keep communication lines open with Ankara despite the recent escalation of its operations in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, where Turkish fighter jets violated Greek ai

Architects From Italy, France, Russia, Turkey, Romania are Candidates For the Reconstruction of St. Nedelya Square

The 14 offers for the international architectural competition on the historic square in Sofia were opened on 14 May 14 offers from architectural teams from Bulgaria, Italy, France, Romania, Russia and Turkey were submitted to the international competition for a conceptual design for the renovation of the Square in the historical center of Sofia.

Editorial: Erdogan’s provocations, Greece’s divisions

The government and the opposition, trapped in a ruthless political clash just ten days before the European Parliament election, are downplaying or even ignoring Turkey's evolving and escalating hostility in the region.