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Three SAT commandos try to flee to Greece, as Turkish purge continues without mercy

Three commandos from the Turkish Underwater Attack Commandos (SAT) attempted to flee to Greece as the Turkish purge continues without mercy. A woman and her 3-day-old baby were thrown to jail for alleged links with the Gulen movement, the Turkish government considers as mastermind behind the failed coup attempt. The …

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Relics of St Helena and the Holy Cross arrive in Greece

For the first time, the holy relics of St Helena will be displayed in Athens together with a section of the Holy Cross. It is also the first time that holy relics leave the permanent residence in St Marcus Basilica n the Vatican Museums in Italy. This will be the …

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Erdogan tells Tsipras in Beijing to extradite the 8 Turkish soldiers

For one hour and ten minutes, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a meeting in Beijing on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation organized by the Chinese government on Friday. The agenda of topics to be discussed was full: …

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Greek court hands 15-year sentences to suspected jihadists with refugee status

A Greek court on Friday handed 15-year prison sentences to two suspected jihadists with Swedish passports trying to enter Turkey carrying combat items, a local justice source said. The suspects’ lawyer said the men, who have refugee status in Sweden, would appeal against the sentence. They will remain incarcerated until …

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Turkey tests its home-made long-range ballistic missile BORA Video

Turkey has tested its first domestically manufactured ballistic missile BORA, the country’s defence minister announced on Thursday. The Bora, or “storm”, long-range missile was tested near the Black Sea coastal region of Sinop, Fikri Isik told broadcaster A Haber. “Our missile Bora, with a range of 280km, was just test-fired …

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ND leader Mitsotakis promises jobs to …the children of pensioners

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party conservative New Democracy promised jobs to the unemployed children of … pensioners. Visiting a kafeneion, a traditional Greek coffee shop, in Kallithea suburb of south Athens, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: “I do not promise hiring in the public sector,” but stressed that his aim …

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Orthodox Christians, incl Greeks, want a strong Russia to counter the West

Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe but also in Greece express pro-Russia views and many would like to see Russia playing a stronger role in the area in order to balance the influence of the West. According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center majorities in Orthodox countries …

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Turkey furious at US decision to arm Syrian Kurds against ISIL

Turkey is furious at the US decision to provide heavy weaponry to Syrian Kurdish militants in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Turkey considers the Kurdish Syrian YPG as the armed wing of Turkish PKK and both groups as “terrorist organizations” posing a threat …

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Europe Day – EU on May 9th: Celebrate the Greek way…

The European Union 1957-2017: sixty years of peace, democracy and solidarity. Especially solidarity… so much solidarity that all EU members have bowed to German superiority and let it be the sole hegemony power in the union and the eurozone. You can celebrate the Europe Day on May 9th either …the …

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No debt relief, no IMF participation and therefore no implementation of €3.6bn measures, says PM Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made it clear: the additional austerity measures for 2019-2020 will not be implemented if there is no measures for debt relief.  Then, without debt relief the IMF will not participate in the Greek program. “It is not a figure of speech, we will implement the …

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Media in Albania claim authorities arrested Greek businessman for spying

Media in Albania claim the country’s authorities arrested a Greek businessman at the airport of Tirana. The 52-year-old constructor has been allegedly transporting ‘spying material’. According to Albanian TV news, the Greek national was allegedly carrying ‘spy ware’ in his bag. the man is active in Albania as contractor. The …

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Greece’s Parliament to vote for the additional austerity measures on May 18

The additional austerity measures for 2019-2020 the Greek government agreed upon with the country’s creditors will be brought to Parliament on May 15 for debate. A vote by the Plenary will take place on May 18 2017, just four days before the crucial Eurogroup meeting on May 22. Parliament President …

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Turkish diplomats working in Consulate in Thessaloniki have disappeared, says Ankara

A Turkish diplomat couple working in Greece has allegedly disappeared. Ankara considers the couple as suspects of being members of the organization of  US-based preacher Fetullah Gulen whom turkey believes to be the mastermind behind the failed coup in July 2016. Citing diplomatic sources, Turkish media write that Muhammet T. …

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