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US Congress makes Mitsotakis feel at home – Hurriyet Daily News

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was very pleased with his latest trip to the American capital and particularly with his speech to the American Congress. We all watched him. He appeared extremely comfortable in an environment familiar to him. A graduate of Harvard and Stanford Universities in late 80s. He was abroad when his father …

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Not only Sweden and Finland, but many European countries tolerate ‘terrorism,’ says Erdoğan – Bianet

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again said Turkey will not allow Sweden and Finladn’s NATO membership and has also criticized other European countries for “supporting terrorism.” “Do terrorist organizations hold demonstrations in many European countries like Sweden, Finland, France, and especially Germany? They do,” he told reporters after Friday prayers in Üsküdar, İstanbul. “They …

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Opponents of US arms sales to Turkey mobilise in Washington | Middle East Eye

Opponents of US weapons sales to Turkey have mobilised in Washington, highlighting the uphill battle Ankara faces to complete new arms purchases despite its mediator role in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and efforts to revive ties with the US. “We and many others in Congress want to make sure Turkey doesn’t exploit the war …

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Turkey Isn’t Putin’s Only Hope for Blocking NATO Expansion – Newsweek

Croatia’s president has joined his Turkish counterpart in not supporting the admittance of Sweden and Finland into NATO, a position that could be a boon to Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s opposition to the alliance expanding. Croatian President Zoran Milanovic on Wednesday said he joins Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in being against the Nordic countries’ …

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The Greek Genocide and the recognition of the mass crime – Neos Kosmos

With the advent of the disintegration phase of the Ottoman state in the late 19th century, with the Neo-Turkish movement in 1908 and the coalition of the nationalist movement of Mustafa Kemal, one of the greatest mass crimes known to humanity took place: the Genocide against the Greeks. The extermination of the non-Muslim populations of …

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Greek president calls for recognition of Pontian Genocide on 103rd anniversary – eKathimerini.com

The international community has a “manifest obligation” to recognize the systematic extermination of some 353,000 ethnic Greeks living on the shores of the Black Sea by the Ottoman Turks between 1916 and 1923, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday, marking the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide. “The memory of the hundreds of thousands of innocents …

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Does Erdogan’s Turkey Belong in NATO? – Wall Street Journal

Every member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has enthusiastically welcomed Finland and Sweden except one: Turkey, which on Wednesday blocked an early vote to begin accession talks. For reasons that are political, parochial and irrelevant to the decision, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken a hard line in his efforts to derail the prospective …

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