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‘Anti-Greek Tropes’ Likely to Color Turkey’s Snap Elections

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hoping nationalist voters will return him as a much-strengthened president in the June 24 snap elections -- meaning more...

MEPs’ Vote to Free Greek Soldiers a ‘Slap’ to Erdogan

A Greek MEP has described the European Parliament's overwhelming support for a call to release two Greek soldiers from a Turkish prison as a...

Turkey’s Erdogan Calls Snap Elections

Turkey will hold snap parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, it was announced on Wednesday. The revelation on state media confirms election rumors which...

Uber is a Terrorist Group and its Users are Traitors, Says Istanbul Taxi Boss

  The ride-sharing firm Uber is a terrorist group born in the U.S. "where the traitors who shoot and kill my soldiers in Afrin bleed". These...

Experts Find Ancient Greek Heritage in Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

Greek heritage from six centuries before Christ has been uncovered by archaeologists exploring the ancient Hellenic colony of Apollonia Pontica in modern-day Bulgaria. According to...

Cyprus Insists its Airspace Remains Safe

Cyprus' government has called for what it calls "illegal airports" on the island to close -- a reference to the Tymbou (Ercan in Turkish)...

Greece-Turkey Tensions Part of International Plot, Claims Columnist

  An opinion piece by a pro-government commentator in Turkey about tensions with Greece has raised eyebrows, coming just ahead of Thursday's fatal jet crash in...

UK Urges Troops in Cyprus to Brush Up on Their Greek (video)

  Britain's armed forces are encouraging their soldiers and their families in Cyprus to pick up a little of the local lingo. A new video posted...

Turkish College Shooting Incident Leaves 4 Dead

At least four people were shot dead in a gun attack at a university in central Turkey on Thursday. Local media report that one person...

Russia, Turkey Deepen Strategic Ties with Nuclear Plant

Work has begun on a huge nuclear power plant in Turkey which could deepen strategic and political ties between Ankara and Moscow. Turkish leader Recep...