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Greece dismiss U.S. State Dept “Human Rights report” blaming NGOs

Greece turned sour against the USA, after the Human Rights report of the State Department sharply criticized the Greek government on a series of issues. The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a statement questioning the credibility  of the State Department sources. It is the same Greek tactic applied also to reports …

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Erdogan provokes Greeks with unhistorical claims

With a message of just a few words, Greece’s foreign ministry responded to statements by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who claimed on the occasion of the 101. anniversary of the Asia Minor disaster that it was the Greeks who destroyed Izmir (Smyrna). In a statement, the Greek Ministry described …

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Greek FM condemns party in historic Izmir church Saint Voukolos (videos)

Greece’s Foreign Ministry condemned a party with electronic music and alcohol drinks inside the historic Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Voukolos in the city of Izmir on the coast of western Turkey. İzmir'de tarihi kilisede parti yapıldı. — Aykırı (@aykiricomtr) July 8, 2023 The Church is being used as a …

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Foreign Ministry warning to Greek citizens in Peru

Greece’s Foreign Ministry has issued on Friday a warning to Greek citizens in Peru due to the security situation in the South American country that is in tough political turmoil violent protests and protesters’ deaths. On Thursday, Peru declared a 30-day state of emergency. FM Announcement “In light of recent …

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Greece condemns terrorism; no Greeks among victims of Istanbul bomb (vids, picts)

“Greece unequivocally condemns terrorism and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Turkish government and the Turkish people,” the Foreign Ministry in Athens said in a statement on Sunday afternoon, after a bomb exploded in Istanbul ‘s famous Istiklal Street killing at least 6 people and wounding over 80. The …

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Greece’s Foreign Ministry congratulates Liz Truss

The Greek Foreign Ministry congratulated newly elected British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Monday. “Congratulations to Liz Truss on becoming the next British PM. During her tenure as Foreign Secretary, our bilateral relations gained a renewed momentum by signing with Nikos Dendias the MoU on Strategic Bilateral Framework between Greece …

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Greece expresses grief over death of Mikhail Gorbachev

Greece has expressed grief over the death of the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. “We express our sorrow for the loss of a great European,” the Foreign Ministry said in a tweet. “[Gorbachev] was instrumental in ending the Cold War, in promoting nuclear disarmament and the democratization of his country,” …

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Greece’s Foreign Ministry on 48. anniversary of Turkish invasion of Cyprus

“Today’s sombre anniversary of the 48th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July 1974 and the continued illegal occupation of more than a third of the island by Turkish troops is a reminder to the international community of Turkey’s flagrant violation of International Law and United Nations …

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Foreign Ministry sends condolences to families of Ukrainian crew of Antonov

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Sunday expressed its deep sorrow to the families of the 8 Ukrainian crew members of the Antonov cargo airplane that crashed near Kavala, northern Greece, late on Saturday night. In a post on Twitter, the Greek Foreign Ministry said: “Profoundly saddened by the news of …

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Greece publishes 16 MAPs exposing Turkey’s illegal and unilateral claims

Greece’s Foreign Ministry uploaded a total of 16 maps “in an effort to increase the wider public’s awareness of Turkish revisionism,” as it said in a statement. “The attached maps depict in a vivid and irrefutable way the Turkish illegal unilateral actions and claims,” the Ministry added. Greece-Turkey borders according …

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Novartis scandal: Greek translation distorts FBI document, omits ex minister’s name

“No one can give a logical answer as to why my name was deleted from the translation of the FBI Novartis document,” PASOK-KINAL MP and former Health Minister Andreas Loverdos told Skai TV on Friday morning. It was one more of Loverdos’ statements after documentonews newspaper and koutipandoras website published …

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Unprecedented violation: Turkey’s fighter jets reach 2.5 miles off Alexandroupolis, NE Greece

An unprecedented violation of Greece’s national sovereignty by Turkish fighter jets on Friday: they reached 2.5 nautical miles off the port city of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece. Angry reaction by the Greek Foreign Ministry that issued a statement condemning “the very clear escalation of Turkish provocations.” Foreign Ministry statement “We …

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Russia Foreign Ministry lashes out at Greece, accuses Gov’t of “hypocrisy”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry went one step further towards a deeper deterioration of the Greek-Russian relations, directly accusing the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis of “hypocricy” and a “defamation campaign against Russia.” The verbal attack was launched by Maria Zakharova, the information and press director of the ministry in Moscow. According …

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Foreign Ministry advises Greeks to avoid traveling to Russia

Greeks should avoid traveling to the Russian Federation, the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry in Athens said on Sunday afternoon as more and more European countries close their national airspace to Russian planes. “Greeks are advised to avoid not necessary travel to the Russian Federation” spokesman Alexandros Papaioannou told state …

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Four more ethnic Greeks killed in east Ukraine; fatalities rise to 10 (UP)

Four more ethnic Greeks are killed in eastern Ukraine raising the total fatalities to ten on a single day. The Greek Foreign MInistry announced late on Saturday that four more ethnic Greeks were killed in Sartana, eastern Ukraine. Another four were killed Saturday afternoon in the village of Bugas, some …

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