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Mitsotakis-Erdogan disagree on Hamas, “Turkish Minority” & Chora church

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed that they disagree on crucial bilateral issues but also on Palestinian Hamas. During joint statements after meeting in Ankara on Monday afternoon, the two leaders openly disagree on disputes such as the Mulsim minority in north-eastern Greece, the …

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Turkey formally opens the magnificent Church of Chora as a mosque

Of all things on Easter Monday, the Turkish government decided to announce the formal opening of another Byzantine church into a mosque. After Hagia Sophia, the Chora church is the second magnificent heritage of Greek Orthodoxy that Turkey converts into a mosque and opens for prayers to Muslim faithful. The …

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Chora: Erdogan converts another historic Church into mosque

President Recept Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree on Friday morning that converts another historical Byzantine church in Istanbul into a mosque. After Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora will also open for Islamic prayers and lose its status as a museum. The church in Chora is …

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3 people missing, 42 rescued when migrants boat capsized off Crete

Three people have been missing and 42 have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants came in distress 27 nautical miles south-west of the island of Crete early Thursday morning. The migrants had reportedly called the Italian search and rescue center, stating that they were on a boat in distress, …

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Greece’s valuable habitat of “blue forests” at risk due to human activities

Hidden below the surface of the sea are the so-called “blue forests” or posidonia seagrass “meadows” that abound on the seabed, creating one of the most valuable habitats in the Mediterranean. “They are virtually everywhere but they are not seaweed. They are ordinary plants. Marine, flowering plants, just like those …

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Greek Embassy in Beirut urges visitors to leave Lebanon

Τhe Greek Embassy in Beirut has urged visitors on Tuesday to leave Lebanon as soon as possible. Due to the developing situation in the region, the Greek embassy in Beirut recommends to Greek visitors who are not permanent residents of Lebanon to leave the country. In a post on X/Twitter, …

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European Parliament on Turkiye-EU accession: Process cannot resume under the current circumstances

“Turkiye’s EU accession process cannot resume under the current circumstances,” the European Parliament’s (EP) said in its annual report for 2023. The EP also urged Turkiye and the EU institutions and member-states to “break the current deadlock” and seek a “realistic framework” for EU-Turkiye relations. In matters of Greek interest, …

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Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor, is heading to Piraeus port

Container ship Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor is crossing through Turkey’s Bosporus Straits, is heading to the pot of Piraeus, state broadcaster ERT reported on Saturday. The Joseph Schulte, carrying 2,114 containers with 30,000 tons of cargo, ERT added. Yesterday it arrived early in …

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Beach in Chania evacuated due to landslide risk after earthquake

An evacuation operation of beach “Glyka Nera” near Sfakia in the south coast of Chania Prefecture  was carried out on Tuesday morning, due to the fear of a landslide, following the strong earthquake on Sunday. Teams of the Port Authority and Police went to the beach and advised the bathers …

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Two Irish teenagers died on Ios island in different incidents

Two Irish teenagers have died over the weekend while on school vacation on the island of Ios, in the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea. They were classmates in the same school and had recently graduated before with other classmates traveled to Ios for summer vacations. both teenagers were …

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Greece adopts negative Covid-test, masks for travelers from China

Negative covid-19 test, masks and checks on travelers from China at the airports of Greece is what the government decided on Thursday at an emergency meeting at the office of prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis The coronavirus outbreak in China and the XBB1.5 mutation has put also the government on alert, …

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Drugs shortage in Greece drives patients ‘crazy’ amid wave of seasonal viruses

The problem of drug shortages is growing each and every day in Greece amid a wave of viruses outbreak and the threats by the Health Minister to pharmaceutical warehouses and doctors do not seem to help at all. At a time when seasonal viruses such as the flu, the RSV …

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Crete: Boat with 430 migrants, incl 100 children, towed to safety

The fishing boat with 430 migrants onboard was towed to Skala Palaiochoras where it docked at 2 o’ clock Tuesday afternoon after a big rescue operation. According to state broadcaster ERT, three of the 100 children in total suffered faint incidents and were transferred to the local hospital with ambulances. …

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Greece weekly: Coronavirus cases on the rise, 134 deaths

Greece’s health authorities announce don Tuesday 61,139 coronavirus cases confirmed in the week October 31-November 6 (ISO week 44 /2022). The number of coronavirus deaths recorded in the same period was 134. Intubated Covid-patients in hospitals across the country stood at 89 on November 6. Rt: 097% According to National …

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17 wineries in Northern Greece open their doors to public Nov 13

17 wineries of Northern Greece open their doors to public on Sunday, 13. November 2022, to celebrate the Wine Tourism. The wineries of the “Wine Routes of Northern Greece” will open their doors for guided tours and wine tasting. Entrance for wine loving public is free of charge. “Come and …

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