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German journalist arrested in Greece (name correction)

A German journalist has been arrested in north-eastern Greece for taking photographs at a restricted border area. The 46 years-old Georg  Jörg Uwe Heuer was arrested Friday morning in north-east border region Kastanies-Nea Vissa, Evros Prefecture, by police officers of the Department of Border Guard in Orestiada. The journalist was driving through …

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Greece plans border fence to combat illegal immigration

Greece is planning to build a fence on its border with Turkey along the Evros river in order to combat illegal immigration. Citizen’s Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis on Friday warned that Greek society has exceeded its ability to absorb any more illegal immigrants in the country, speaking on the occasion of …

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Turkey invited Greece to aerial war games for first time

Turkey has invited Greece to the Anatolian Eagle aerial war games set for next year in what is a first in its history, Turkish news portal World Bulletin  reported. Turkey has invited Greece to the Anatolian Eagle aerial war games set for next year in what is a first in …

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Professor at US-University hacks a Greek FM statement

A political science professor at the University of Indianapolis (USA) has been arrested in Athens for “hacking” a Greek Foreign Ministry announcement on Greek-Turkish Relations. The professors, 65,  falsified the written statement of Deputy Foreign Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, ‘decorated’ it with nationalistic  and defamatory references to Turkey and promoted it to …

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Crisis averted – Liturgy in Hagia Sophia cancelled

The controversial liturgy in Hagia Sophia by a group of  Greek-American Orthodoxes has been canceled after diplomacy intervention.  Newsportal zougla.gr reported  that Chris Spyrou, the President of the US-based NGO “International Congregation of Agia Sofia” , announced that the liturgy planned for tomorrow has been canceled after notice by diplomatic …

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Liturgy in Hagia Sophia: Looking for Troubles?

 While a group of  250 Greek Orthodox pilgrims, mainly Diaspora Greeks, are scheduled to attempt a controversial  a Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, the Ecumenical  Patriarch is distancing himself from this action. The group, consisted of members of  the “International Congregation of Agia Sophia“, an US-based NGO,  is to …

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Papandreou: Cyprus a Precondition for Normalisation of Greek-Turkish Relations

“Solving the Cyprus issue is a precondition for full normalisation of Greek-Turkish relations,” Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said during abrief stopover at Cyprus’ Larnaca airport on his way to Israel. After the meeting withCyprus President DimitrisChristofias, Papandreou called on Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership to seriously study the …

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STRATFOR: Greece…. is truly alone!

Loss of geopolitical role in the Balkan region, significant political instability, social violence, economic bankruptcy and exit the euro zone are some of the pessimistic forecasts for Greece as stated in “The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart” STRATFOR-Global Intelligence report on Greece. In the 10-page analysis released on June 28, …

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Greece monitors Turkish Vessel in Northern Agea Sea – seeks Explanation

Greece says it has asked Turkey to explain the presence of a Turkish naval research vessel in the northern Aegean Sea. A Foreign Ministry statement released Wednesday says the “Cesme” hydrographic and oceanographic vessel is outside Greek waters, between Thrace and the island of Samothraki. But it says the vessel …

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Emine Erdogan helps Greek Economy

The wife of Turkish Prime Minister, Emine Erdogan, goes shopping in noble suburb Kolonaki. According to Greek Media she buys 7 pairs of High Heels within 45 minutes. The bill sums up to 983 Euros. She asks for reduction. She gets only 15% because shop rents in Kolonaki are high. …

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Erdogan rebukes Greek Media & Opposition Parties

Erdogan rebukes Greek Media and admonishes Opposition Erdogan vs. Greek Media: the Radar Confrontation Turkish Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan is charismatic and a gifted orator. He is spontaneous and often his emotions prelude his ratio. He is also kind of choleric, with an authoritarian style and notorious for his outbursts …

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