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Erdogan tells Greeks on National Day: We will convert Hagia Sofia into mosque

For one more time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Hagia Sophia, currently a museum, might be converted into a mosque. As if Turkey had no other important problem to solve… In an interview with staged Question and Answer on the specific issue, reporters of state TRT TV asked …

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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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Turkey slams Greece over “barbaric” treatment of Ottoman legacy on Rhodes

Τhe spokesman of Turkey ‘s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party condemned Greece over its “barbaric” treatment of the cultural legacy of the Ottoman Empire over alleged plans by authorities on the island of Rhodes to turn the Mosque of Murat Reis into a conservatory. “Greek authorities’ systematic policy …

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Shrine replaces Greek Orthodox Church destroyed on 9/11

Religious leaders gathered for the inaugural lighting ceremony and memorial service at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in New York on Friday. The church has being built to replace the one that was destroyed in the attacks on 9/11. The smaller St. Nicholas built in 1916 was …

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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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Erdogan says Turkey has resumed drilling activity in East Mediterranean

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that announced that Turkey has restarted a search for energy in the eastern Mediterranean, accusing neighboring Greece of failing to keep its promises. “We have resumed the drilling activity. We have sent (vessel) Barbaros Hayrettin to the area,” Erdogan told reporters after Friday …

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Greek FM: Dialogue with Turkey cannot be held ‘at gunpoint’

Greece is open to a dialogue with Turkey but not under threats, the country’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated on Wednesday. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT TV, Dendias criticized Turkey for issuing “threats and deadlines,” adding that dialogue cannot be held “at gunpoint.” He added that there is no agreed …

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Doctors, nurses, cleaners, other essential workers attend President’s reception

For the first time ever, the President of the Hellenic Republic invited essential workers such as doctors, nurses, cleaners and supermarket staff to attend the traditional reception to celebrate the restoration of democracy following the junta’s fall in 1974. President Katerina Sakellaropoulou wanted to honor all those who were present …

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Archdiocese of America declares “day of mourning and grief” the 24. of July

Bells will toll in mourning and flags will fly at half-mast at all churches of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on July 24, the day on which the first official Islamic prayer service has been scheduled at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. On that “day of morning and grief” the …

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Greece to push for sanctions against Turkey, but EU is rather cool

Greece’ Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that the European Union, the UNESCO and the United Nations must launch initiatives for Turkey’s decision to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque. He said further that Greece will ask the European Union to prepare a list of “very powerful measures” against Turkey, in …

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Outcry forces Gov’t to open again Greece’s only Children Cardiac Surgery Clinic

The Greek government was forced to open again the country’s only Children Cardiac Surgery Clinic following an unprecedented outcry on social media. For several days, for over a week, hundreds of Greek internet users have being posting again and again over the closure of the clinic, the only one performing …

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“Greece-Italy agreement proves validity of Turkey’s arguments on maritime deals,” claims Cavusoglu

“Turkey is not concerned about the maritime boundaries deal between Greece and Italy as it does not involve the Eastern Mediterranean or the Aegean Seas, where Turkey has shores,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. “Their deal has proven the validity of Turkey’s argument on such maritime deals,” …

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