Foreign Ministry

Jewish community: Holocaust remembrance is ‘sacred mission’

In the leadup to International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) has said that the responsibility to pass on the memory of the Holocaust "is a sacred mission."

In a statement, the KIS noted that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the German and Bulgarian occupation zones of Greece.

Türkiye condemns Dutch politician tearing apart Quran

Türkiye summoned the Dutch ambassador in Ankara Joep Wijnands over "a vile attack" on the Quran in The Hague and conveyed Ankara's condemnation, the Foreign Ministry said on Jan. 24.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms the vile attack of an anti-Islamic person in The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 22, targeting our holy book, the Holy Quran," said the statement.

Dacic receives farewell visit from Cuban ambassador

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic received a farewell visit from Cuban Ambassador to Belgrade Gustavo Tristo del Todo on Monday.

In an open and cordial discussion, Dacic thanked the ambassador for his contribution to further advancement of the traditionally good and friendly relations between Serbia and Cuba, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Türkiye summons Swedish envoy over Stockholm's permission for Quran burning

Türkiye on Jan. 20 summoned the Swedish ambassador to Ankara over Sweden's permission for a planned burning of the Quran, Islam's holy book, near the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm.

Turkish foreign ministry officials told the Swedish ambassador, "we condemn this provocative action which is clearly a hate crime - in strongest terms."

Greece ‘concerned’ over Israeli operation on Orthodox Patriarchate land in East Jerusalem

Greece's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a statement expressing its "deep concern" over recent developments in the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem after Israeli forces started bulldozing a 5,000 square meter plot of land owned by the Greek Orthodox Church.

Slovenia opens consulate in Naples

Slovenia has opened a consulate in Naples, south Italy, to promote the development of economic, cultural and science relations between the two neighbouring countries.

The new consulate, headed by Jacopo Fronzoni as honorary consul, was launched on 13 January, the Foreign Ministry announced on Twitter.

Türkiye summons Swedish envoy over 'terror propaganda'

The Foreign Ministry on Jan. 12 summoned Sweden's ambassador in Ankara to lodge a protest over a demonstration in Stockholm where the supporters of the PKK hung a puppet that depicted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from its legs.

The ministry expressed Ankara's frustration about the terrorist propaganda, which targeted Erdoğan and Türkiye, diplomatic sources said.