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Skopje Moves Controversial ‘Macedonian’ Statue

As Skopje begins to replace signs featuring Greek cultural symbols -- such as its 'Alexander the Great Highway' displays -- FYROM's government also moved...

Merkel Says ‘Macedonia’ Solution Closer than Ever

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said she thought an end to the long-running name dispute between FYROM and Greece was in sight. During an...

Greek Women Take Marbles Campaign to London

Five women from the Greek island of Rhodes have taken the campaign to return the Parthenon Marbles the British Museum in London. Iliana Katsanakou, Mary Philippaki,...

Jet Crash Kills Turkish Military Pilots

Turkey's military has confirmed that two of its pilots were killed on Friday morning near Smyrna when their training jet crashed. The SF-260D craft went down...

Skopje Airport Name Change Becomes Official

Skopje's commitment to rename FYROM's international airport became law this week as the decision was published in the country's Official Gazette. Signs reading "Alexander the...

Migrants Drown Near Greek Border

Turkish aid groups have said at least three people -- including two children -- lost their lives close to the Greek border when their...

Ankara Looking Into Turkish Cryptocurrency

Turkey appears to have performed a U-turn on its attitude towards cryptocurrencies and has plans to investigate its own national digital currency, the country's deputy...

Turkey Hopeful of Visa-Free EU Travel in 2018

Turkish state media reported on Wednesday that Ankara submitted final files to the EU to obtain visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the Schengen...

New Dictionary Reveals Common Words in Turkish, Greek-Cypriot Dialects

Although Turkish and Greek Cypriots remain divided by language, a new 3,500-entry dictionary launched this week promises to uncover common words and phrases shared...

Juncker: No EU for Balkan States Stuck in Border Spats

  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said EU membership for more Balkan countries will be impossible until existing border disputes are resolved. Speaking in Strasbourg,...