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Turkish PM Takes Swipe at Greece, Cyprus over Sovereignty

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said the country will "never tolerate certain circles which violate our sovereignty in the Mediterranean and Aegean" --...

Erdogan Recites Prayer, Honors Ottomans in Hagia Sophia

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan recited a verse from the Quran in honor of Istanbul's Ottoman conquerors in the Hagia Sophia on Saturday, describing...

Turkish Drones to Patrol Aegean, Mediterranean (video)

It has emerged that a Turkish drone being used by the country's armed forces in Syria will fly spy missions in the Aegean --...

Turkey Rejects EU Leaders’ Condemnation

A statement by EU leaders decrying Turkey's "illegal actions" in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean was rejected by Ankara on Friday. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman...

‘Islamic State’ Gunman Takes Hostages in French Supermarket

French police surrounded a supermarket in the south of the country on Friday after a gunman reportedly linked to the Islamic State terror group...

Turkish Media Group Sale Sparks Press Freedom Fears

One of Turkey's largest collection of media titles is to be sold, sparking fears of a further erosion of the country's press independence. Reports in...

Greek, Turkish Journalists Meet in Istanbul

A panel of Greek and Turkish journalists has met in Istanbul to debate coverage of Greece and Greek issues from the former imperial capital. 'Views...

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle in ‘Greek Island Stopover’

Rumors that Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle could be visiting Greece ahead of their May wedding has set social media on...

Turkish Forces Arrest PKK Suspects Near Greek Border

Two people allegedly tied to the Kurdish PKK group have been detained near Turkey's border with Greece, Ankara's military claimed on Monday. State-run Anadolu Agency...

Erdogan Lashes Europe at Rally (video)

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has lashed out at Europe the same day a Greek court again refused to extradite eight former Turkish servicemen...