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Jul

Greece’s Air Force: Erdogan’s aircraft at no point harassed by rebel F-16s on Coup night

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Greek Air Force claims that the Presidential aircraft carrying Recep Tayyip Erdogan from Marmaris to Istanbul on coup night was at no point harassed by  rebels’ F-16 fighter jets or any other aircraft. High-ranking sources from the Greece’s Air Force General Staff told private Skai TV, that Greek radars were […]





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21
Jul

Court sentenced 8 Turkish military who fled to Greece – Do they have chances to escape extradition?

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

A Greek court sentenced each of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt of July 15 to two months in prison on 3-year suspension, on charges of illegally entering the country. The court recognized “mitigating action under the threat of life.” H However, the […]





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21
Jul

No Border Camp vandalize Thessaloniki City Hall (picts, video)

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Thursday morning around 11 o’ clock: a group of some 150 people from the No Border Camp leave the premises of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and walk to the City Hall. They raid it from the back door. They destroy the offices of “Europe direct” and the International Migration […]





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21
Jul

Hunt Turkey’s Coup-Plotters: Greece deploys 6 Apache attack helicopters to Eastern Aegean Sea

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Greece sent six attack helicopters Apache in the south-east area of the Aegean Sea to patrol and prohibit alleged coup-plotters form entering Greece. The Apache have been deployed across the island group of the Dodecanese opposite the Turkish coast. Further more another Super Puma helicopter has been deployed to area […]





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21
Jul

US Jack Lew uses “Turkish turmoil” to argue in favor of Greece’s Debt Relief

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A day before arriving in Athens US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew used the political situation in neighboring Turkey  – “Turkish turmoil” – to argue in favor of a Debt Relief for Greece. In an interview to Financial Times, Lew said “I would hope [the recent regional upheaval] would change the […]





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20
Jul
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Turkey’s Erdogan declares 3-month state of emergency “to strengthen democracy”

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Some folks have a weird concept of democracy, rule of law and freedom. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey will be under state of emergency for at least three 3 months. The announcement comes short before Wednesday midnight after two marathon meetings of the National Security Council and of […]





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20
Jul
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Greece’s Navy & Coast Guard on alert to stop alleged coup-plotters fleeing Turkey

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Greek Armed Forces, Navy and Coast Guard are on alert after receiving information by their Turkish colleagues that two inflatable boats with coup-plotters are heading to Greece. Target of the boats with Turkish commandos is allegedly the island of Symi and/or Rhodes in South-Eastern Aegean Sea, close to the Turkish […]





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20
Jul
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Chalkidiki Hoteliers offer extended stay free of charge for Turkish tourists

Posted by in Turkey-GR

The hoteliers of Chalkidiki, northern Greece, announced that they would give Turkish tourists already in the area the possibility to extend their accommodation free of charge until the situation in their country stabilizes. According to AthensNewsAGency, the Hotel Association of Chalkidiki took the initiative to help the around 250 Turks […]





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20
Jul

Piraeus Bank Chairman Sallas resigns after alleged pressure by Paulson’s Hedge Fund

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The board chairman of Greece’s largest lender Piraeus Bank (BOPr.AT) resigned on Wednesday after an extraordinary board meeting. Michael Sallas who led Piraeus to become the country’s largest bank by assets after a series of acquisitions said in a statement that the new financial environment needed new managers to “steer […]





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20
Jul

1.2million Greeks await 3-15 months for their salaries

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One out of three Greece’s labor craft await 3 to 15 months for their salaries. This is one of the main slogans of the campaign for the rights of workers launched by opposition party To Potami. In a statement, the centrist party notes that “more than 1.2million people go daily […]





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20
Jul
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Once powerful private Mega TV excluded from TV license bid

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Once powerful and popular private broadcaster Mega Television was dropped out of the bidding for a national television license. Greece’s Information Ministry said Tuesday that a total of three bidders including Mega had been eliminated from the first round license auction, with seven remaining. An eleventh bidder, a TV station […]





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19
Jul

UPD Turkey threatens Athens, claims Greece should not have given landing permission to helicopter with alleged coup-plotters

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Ankara escalates pressure on Athens to have the 8 military personnel that fled Turkey with an helicopter extradited. In an unprecedented move, Turkey’s ambassador to the Greek capital, Kerim Uras, threatened that “bilateral relations would be damaged if Greece does not extradite the 8 Turkish military personnel.” In order to […]





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19
Jul

Turkish Coup: 14 navy ships & Navy Commander missing, suspected in Greek ports

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Fourteen Turkish navy ships have been allegedly still missing since the Coup Attempt on Friday and together with them the Commander of the Turkish Navy, Admiral Veysel Kosele. According to Turkish and UK media, the Admiral has been missing since Friday, the ships since Monday, and the most daring scenario […]





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19
Jul
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Greek tax investigators raid home of ex UBS-Boss & HFSF-Chairman affiliated with ND

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Greek tax investigators raided the home of former local UBS bank boss in Athens in the context of  tax evasion probe based on account data acquired via Germany. The former UBS boss in Athens was also chairman of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund where he was appointed in 2013 by […]





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19
Jul

ECB approves easing of Capital Controls – Details

Posted by in Economy

The European Central Bank gave the “green light” to Greece to further ease the capital controls imposed in June 2015. The ECB decision follows a request submitted by governor of Bank of Greece, Yiannis Stournaras, last week. The ECB decision was made public by the governor of BoG, who, however, […]





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18
Jul

Moscovici praises Greeks – apparently for being still alive despite strict austerity

Posted by in Economy

There are times when I have the strong feeling that Greece’s lenders do troll Greeks. Take an example an European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, Pierre Moscovisi, who is in Athens today. Speaking at the special joint committee in the Parliament Moscovici said that he is “an ardent fan […]





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18
Jul

Erdogan turns Coup crackdown into Witch Hunt

Posted by in Politics

The moment Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was waiting for: to have the chance put all his real and fictive enemies in a bag and throw them in the water – in prison, in this case. Whether moderate Islam supporters of his ex mentor Preacher & Scholar Fettulah Gulen, whether […]





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18
Jul

Independent report: The Seven Errors of IMF in Greek Program

Posted by in Economy

An auditors’ body consisting of independent economists investigated the first Greek Program. In their report the economists sharply criticize the International Monetary Fund and record seven mistakes the IMF did in the Greek program. According to daily Kathimerini that exclusively published the report, the group of  independent economists and specialists […]





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17
Jul
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“Austerity Air Conditioning”: One A/C for two rooms – seen in hotel in Greece

Posted by in Tourism

The tourists were surprised about the construction and tried to find out what it was. It was “austerity air conditioning” or “shared A/C” : One A/C for two rooms. The hotel is on the island of Lefkada at the Ionian Sea. Κουβαρντάς Έλληνας ξενοδόχος … Αιρ κοντισιον για 2 δωμάτια […]





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17
Jul

Hijacked Helicopter returned to Turkey, Greece raises charges against 8 military officers

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Turkish pilots arrived in Greece and flew the military Black Hawk helicopter back to Turkey on Saturday night, while the 8 passengers, the alleged Coup supporters who fled into the neighboring country and sought political asylum, were taken before the prosecutor on Sunday morning.   The three majors, the captains […]





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