Greece heads to runoff with interim PM
As Greece, like Türkiye, is heading for a runoff of elections, President Katerina Sakellaropulo has appointed an interim prime minister to prepare for new elections. The country's interim prime minister is the President of the Court of Accounts Ioannis Sarma.
No party is willing to form a government in Greece
In the elections held in Greece over the weekend, a "coalition" emerged from the ballot box. Since the Greek leaders appointed by President Katerina Sakelaropoulou to form a government did not agree to form a coalition government, a governance crisis is expected to emerge in the country. Voters may have to go to the polls again.
Greece's parties refuse to form a government
Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Radical Left Coalition-Progressive Alliance (SYRIZA), who finished second in the elections held in Greece on Sunday, did not accept the government formation task given to him by Greek President Katerina Sakelaropoulou.
New Democracy party wins majority in Greek elections
According to the latest data from the Greek general elections held on Sunday, the current government, the New Democracy party, has taken the leadership but failed to secure the majority needed to form a government on its own. In this case, either a coalition government will be formed or the runoff of elections will be held in a month's time.
Moment by moment Greek elections
We have compiled everything you need to know about the Greek General Elections that took place on Sunday, May 21. Here are the Greek elections moment by moment...
Mitsoktakis' party leads the election in Greece
New Democracy (ND), the party of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is expected to receive 36 to 40 percent of the votes, according to an exit poll published after the end of voting in Greece.
Voting for Greece's general elections begins
Voting for the general elections in Greece started on Sunday at 07:00 local time. Voting will end at 07:00 pm on Sunday. Around 9.8 million registered Greek voters will cast their ballots in 21,529 polling stations.
Greece prepares to go to the polls
Elections are taking place on both sides of the Aegean. As Türkiye prepares to go to the polls for the runoff of presidential elections, the countdown to the general elections in neighboring Greece continues. The Muslim-Turkish community living in Greece, where polls suggest that no party is likely to come to power alone, is closely following the process.
Mitsotakis compared to Trump over election promise
Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis' election pledge to build a wall on the border with Türkiye was met with reaction in the West. European media likened Mitsotakis to former US President Trump in his attempt to blame the cost of the wall on the West.
Released in France, echoed in Greece
The map he used for the election results in Türkiye on the website of the French newspaper Le Monde caused an incident. The map, which touched the nerves of Greece, found wide coverage in the Greek press. Greek journalists lashed out at their French colleagues.
Greece follows Türkiye's election
Speaking about the election process in Türkiye, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made important statements. Mitsotakis, who refrained from making any predictions about the election result, said, "I will personally call the winner to congratulate him."
Greece give positive messages ahead of critical elections
Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis stated that he would extend a "hand of friendship" to the administration in Turkey if he wins the election to be held on May 21.
'Press freedom has declined in Greece'
Greece has regressed on media and press freedom. In its report, based on the findings of Reporters Without Borders, Human Rights Watch revealed the dire situation in Greece. It scored lowest on media and press freedom.
It will determine the state of relations: Mitsotakis
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made statements about how Türkiye-Greece relations would look if President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins the elections. Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis said, "This will determine the state of Türkiye-Greece relations," and said, "Türkiye should take a major strategic decision after the elections."
'Bold steps should be taken in bilateral relations'
Greece's provocation policies in the Aegean and its foreign policy based on hostility towards Türkiye had strained the ropes between the two neighboring countries. The statement of Greek Minister Dendias on Türkiye-Greece relations was the kind that softened the atmosphere a little bit. Referring to the decision of Türkiye and Greece to support each other's candidacy in international platforms, Dendias said, "I think we should be brave."
The latest situation in the 2023 Greek election surveys
Before the general elections in Greece, scheduled for May 21, survey companies are racing each other to predict the results. What does the latest election poll show? Which party and which leader will win the elections?
Türkiye-Greece relations await the May elections
Both Türkiye and Greece are going to general elections in May. These elections, in which the future of the relations between the two neighboring countries will be determined, are eagerly awaited by the public opinion of the country. The positive atmosphere in bilateral relations is expected to continue.
Mitsotakis criticized Türkiye to the German press
Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis, who based his Greek foreign policy on anti-Türkiye sentiment, once again showed his hostility. Speaking to the German press, Mitsotakis claimed that Türkiye uses immigration as a strategic weapon and asked the EU to help them.
Cooperation message from Greece with Türkiye
After the elections to be held in May, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stated that they would be pleased to develop cooperation with Türkiye, including in the energy field, and said that they are always looking for a way of sincere and honest cooperation.
PKK nest of Greece is being taken away
The Lavrion Camp, which Türkiye reacted to by saying that PKK militants were sheltering, is being closed by the Greek authorities. It was claimed that the camp, which is located near the capital Athens, will be closed on the grounds that the buildings are in bad condition and that those who stay here will be transferred to other refugee camps.