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Athens claims high ground as Erdogan warns troops will stay on Cyprus ‘forever’

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Turkey’s dismissal of the demand for a full withdrawal of its forces from divided Cyprus in the event of a settlement, and its overall attitude at the…

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Athens says Erdogan remarks on Lausanne Treaty are ‘dangerous’

chris1 - Oct 02, 2016

Statements disputing the Lausanne Treaty were dangerous for relations between Greece and Turkey, as well as the surrounding region, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated on Friday afternoon.…

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Athens says Erdogan remarks on Lausanne Treaty ‘dangerous’ for bilateral ties

Sokratis - Oct 01, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has described Thursday’s comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that expressed regret over the Lausanne Treaty, signed in 1923, as “dangerous.” “Questioning…

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Refugee crisis at the top of Tsipras-Erdogan agenda

Panos - Sep 22, 2016

The refugee crisis as well as the EU-Turkey agreement and the recent failed coup were at the top of the agenda in the meeting between Greek Prime…

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Tsipras-Erdogan meeting today at UN

Panos - Sep 21, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan on Wednesday in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly currently…

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Erdogan announces sweeping overhaul of Turkish military

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about the looming overhaul in an interview broadcast by the Turkish TV channel A Haber on Saturday. The changes will significantly affect military…

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Juncker: The EU-Turkey refugee deal hanging by a thread

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

European President Jean Claude Juncker warned the deal between the EU and Turkey on the control of the refugee flows is in jeopardy of being scrapped, in…

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Tsipras tells Erdogan soldiers’ asylum requests will be examined ‘quickly,’ official says

chris1 - Jul 17, 2016

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan the asylum requests of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece on Saturday would be examined "quickly,"…

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Erdogan reasserts control as Turkey coup bid falters

Sokratis - Jul 16, 2016

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan battled to regain control over Turkey Saturday after a coup bid by discontented soldiers, as signs grew that the most serious challenge to…

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Erdogan-Tsipras meeting in Istanbul next week

Panos - May 19, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on May 23, the state-run news agency in Athens reported on Wednesday. The…

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Turkish parties hold first meeting to draft new constitution

Panos - Feb 04, 2016

A Turkish parliamentary commission is meeting in a fresh push to draft a new constitution that would replace the current charter which is a legacy of the…

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Turkey: Hitler comment by Erdogan was distorted

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

Mr. Erdogan, who is pushing to imbue the largely ceremonial presidency with sweeping executive powers, told reporters late Thursday that “there are already examples in the world.”…