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Turkey claims Greece tries to misappropriate Libya’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Turkey claims that Greece is trying to steal part of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Libya. Defense Minister and retired Army General Hulusi Akar presented maps to convince about his claim. According to Akar, Greece is trying to misappropriate Libya’s rights to Exclusive Economic Zone bu seizing 39,000 square kilometers …

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Greece Weather skips Autumn, goes from Late Summer to Early Winter

It looks as if Greece’s weather has skipped autumn this year temperature-wise. Still last week temperatures in Greece reached up to 26 and 27 degrees Celsius, calm waters and full sunshine. This week, however, temperatures are forecast to dramatically drop and bring “early winter.” According to meteorologists, temperatures are expected …

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Corinth Canal open to marine traffic, says managing company

The company managing the Corinth Canal said in a statement that marine traffic has not be halted. There is only a partial limitation for ships crossing, the company said in a statement. Early Thursday afternoon, rocks fell into the Canal and local media reported that the passage was closed to …

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Almost 6,000 Turkish citizens seek asylum in Greece after failed coup

A total 5,786 Turkish citizens have applied for obtaining refugee status in Greece, since 2016’s failed coup attempt that was followed by a government crackdown, Turkish media reported on Sunday. According to a report by Diken attributed to the Greek Ministry of Immigration Policies, the number of Turks seeking asylum …

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Protests and road blockades in Bulgaria trap dozens drivers in Greece

Thousands of Bulgarians have blocked major highways and roads on Sunday protesting fuel prices and rising cost of living. The blockades have the effect that dozens of truck drivers and private motorists are trapped not only inside Bulgaria but also in neighboring Greece and Turkey. The protests have spread across …

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90-year-old guard opens the doors of Allied Cemetery on Armistice Day

90-year-old Djordge Mihailovic could not be absent from the ceremony marking 100 years from the end of World War I. Serbian Djordge Mihailovic is the keeper of the Serbian cemetery Zeitenlik Allied Cemetery in Thessaloniki, the biggest military cemetery in the Balkans. Dressed in military uniform, the guardian of the …

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Touching moments when Marathon runners honor victims of wildfires in Mati

Touching moments took place on Sunday morning when participants at the 36. Marathon Race of Athens honored the victims and the survivors in Mati, the area with the most victims from the wildfires in July. Residents of Mati had flocked along the race track and greeted the athletes with black …

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Do My Tama: Greek-Orthodox e-shop for oblations to Saints from afar

Technology in the service of Greek Orthodoxy. This must be the ideal e-shop for the Greek Orthodox Christians around the world. Startup Do My Tama offers the possibility that they fulfill their oblation to a saint even if they are far away. Using a user-friendly interface, the Greek Orthodox Christian …

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Ecumenical Patriarch concerned about the Tsipras-Ieronymos agreement

For two hours Educations and Religious Affairs Minister Costas Gavroglou was briefing Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul about the recent agreement between the government and the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece. I twas the second time within two days, the Ecumenical Patriarch was receiving a briefing by Greek officials on …

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Mavropigi SOS: Puppies and adult dogs at risk as PPC demolishes the village

More than 50 dogs, puppies and adult dogs are in urgent need of help and adoption. Their lives are at risk as Greece’s Public Power Company PPC is forwarding with the  demolition of the abandoned village of Mavropigi by Kozani in Western Macedonia, in order to proceed with the coal …

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Greece arrests 5,633 at airports trying to leave the country with fake ID

Greek authorities say they have arrested 5,633 people, mostly migrants, so far this year for trying to fly out of the country with forged identity papers — with sharp increases in arrests at key airports. Police said the largest number of arrests was at Iraklion airport on Crete, where 1,511 …

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