Gus Bilirakis

Congresspersons call on US and UNSC members to continue supporting peace efforts in Cyprus

The United States and the other members of the UN Security Council must continue to support peacemaking efforts in Cyprus, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Caucus stressed.

Bilirakis introduces legislation to prohibit the deployment of US strategic assets in Turkey

Prompted by Turkey's increasingly reckless and destabilizing behavior under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as manifested in Ankara's Syria incursion and repeated violations inside Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), US Congressman Gus Bilirakis has introduced legislation to prohibit the deployment of US strategic assets in Turkey.

Resolution introduced in US Congress to recognize Greek ‘Ochi’ Day

Greek-American congressmen and Hellenic Caucus members Chris Pappas, John Sarbanes and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), introduced a resolution earlier this week calling for October 28 to be recognized as "Ochi" Day in the United States, in commemoration of Greece's entry into World War II in 1940 after refusing to surrender to the Axis forces.

US congressmen seek to link Turkey sanctions to violations in Aegean, East Med

A cross-party bill submitted to US Congress seeks to link Turkey's activities in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean to sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this week over Ankara's offensive in Syria, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) reported on Thursday.

Is the US Congress coming through for Greece and Cyprus as it did in 1974?

Not since Turkey's aptly named "Operation Attila" - its 1974 invasion of Cyprus and its Srebrenica-style citizen executions and mass graves - have I seen a more just reaction from Capitol Hill. This time it's a reaction to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's acquisition of Russian S-400 missiles.