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EXPLAINER: What Turkey's Erdogan could gain in NATO debate

May. 26, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Within a two-week span, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a stir by throwing a wrench in Sweden and Finland’s historic request to join NATO, lashing out at fellow alliance member Greece and announcing plans for a new incursion into Syria. Erdogan...

Iran summons Greek diplomat over seizing of ship's cargo

May. 25, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the chief of Greece's diplomatic mission for allegedly seizing cargo from a vessel flying the Iranian flag in Greek waters, state media reported Wednesday. The IRNA news agency reported that an Iran-flagged ship had to stop in...

Greek leader urges students to sustain, strengthen democracy

May. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told graduates of Boston College in his commencement address Monday that it is their sacred duty to protect democracy in an age when it is coming under increasing stress. The future of democracy looked unassailable when his...

Turkey's Erdogan says he will no longer talk to Greek PM

May. 23, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he would cease talking to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and cancel a key meeting between their two governments, accusing the Greek leader of antagonizing Turkey. In a televised address following a...

After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece. It was the...

Greek leader tells Congress democracy is tested by Russia

May. 17, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday their shared belief in “freedom over tyranny, in democracy over authoritarianism” is being tested as he focused on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Mitsotakis...

Biden praises Greece for leadership after Russia invasion

May. 16, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his country's “moral leadership” in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine as the two held talks at the White House on Monday about the ongoing conflict. Mitsotakis was...

Greece to extend base access deal with US military

May. 12, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is extending a bilateral military agreement with the United States for five years, with officials from the country’s center-right government arguing that enhanced alliances within NATO will help stabilize the region rattled by Russia's war in Ukraine and tension in...

Cyprus pitches regional firefighting hub to Israel, Greece

May. 09, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ foreign minister pitched to his Greek and Israeli counterparts on Monday the creation of an east Mediterranean firefighting hub aimed at quickly addressing huge summer wildfires that could overwhelm any single country. Cypriot Foreign Minister...

Greece pledges new state aid to counter rising power bills

May. 05, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister on Thursday promised new state support to shield households from rising electricity costs, saying the country was forced to act alone after its European Union partners failed to adopt a joint response to the problem. Prime Minister...