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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...

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...