“I join the Cypriot community in New Jersey and around the world in celebrating the 61st anniversary of independence of the Republic of Cyprus.


SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 NEW YORK — With heavy hearts, PSEKA and HALC express their disappointment with the recent events surrounding the Turkevi Center in New York and the response from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America after the ensuing uproar.

We are particularly dismayed by the presence of UN Secretary-General…


July 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, in commemoration of the 47th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of the Republic of Cyprus and following Turkish President Erdogan’s move to illegally reopen Varosha Beach in violation of international law, Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statement:

“Nearly five decades have passed…


WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following opening statement at this morning’s full Committee hearing on United States policy toward Turkey. Testifying before the Committee was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland.

“Erdogan sees his country…


Yesterday, Turkish President Erdogan visited Varosha, Cyprus on the 47th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of the island nation. In response, Representative Gus Bilirakis condemned Erdogan’s actions on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. “,” said Congressman Bilirakis. To listen to the full remarks by Congressman Bilirakis, click here.


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July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both members of the Committee, today were joined by 11 of their Senate colleagues in condemning Turkey’s continuing efforts to open the coastline…


(Washington) U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced the United States-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021. …


June 9, 2021 — Washington, D.C.

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) welcomed today’s introduction of the “U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021” by Senators Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and both organizations declared it a legislative priority.

Building…


Lawmakers Demand International Action in Response to Turkish President Erdogan’s Flagrant, State-Sponsored Assault on Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) today led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to work with global partners in…


WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-founder and co-chair of Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, and Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, today introduced the bipartisan Turkey and Ecumenical Patriarchate Religious Freedom Act of 2021. …

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