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Erdogan to raise his claims about “sovereignty” of Greek islands at NATO Summit

At the NATO Summit upcoming week, Turkish president Recep Tayipp Erdogan will raise the issue of “militarization” of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and their “illegal occupation by Greece,” some Erdogan-affiliated media reported on Sunday oblviously following leaks by president’s aidees. With the title “President Erdogan goes to NATO …

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Attiki Odos opens again to traffic on Thursday morning after 69 hours

The management company of the Athens highway ring Attiki Odos announced on Thursday morning that all parts of the motorway reopened at 08:00 on Thursday morning, with unobstructed flow of traffic on all sections of the road. No tolls will be charged until Sunday midnight, January 30, to facilitate drivers, …

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Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos… Snow on the Cyclades islands (picts, videos)

A not so often phenomenon on the Cyclades islands in the central Aegean Sea: Snow! Famous landscapes on Mykonos, Santorini, Amorgos, Tinos have been covered with a white carpet and the scenery reminds anything but bright sun, endless blue sea and sandy beaches. Syros, Sifnos and Andros via syrrospress Thrilled …

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Booster shot platform opens for people over 60 and healthcare personnel

People aged over 60 and healthcare workers who have fully completed their vaccination at least six months earlier can visit the online platform and book appointments for a booster shot of the vaccine against Covid-19. The platform to book an appointment opened on Thursday, September 30, 2021. According to health …

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Amnesty says Greek police using pandemic to crush protests

Amnesty International accused Greek police of using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to impose blanket bans on protests and apply excessive force to crush peaceful demonstrations. Street protests are common in Greece, and several have taken place in recent months on issues ranging from a new labour law to …

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Slovakia withdraws from Turkish drill due to occupied north Cyprus participation

Slovakia withdrew its participation from the Turkish military exercise “Anadolu Ankasi 2021” on Thursday, after a Greek demarche due to the participation of  Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in the drill. According to a Greek Foreign Ministry statement, the participation [of the Turkish-occupied north Cyprus] was conveyed by Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan …

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Greece sends C-130 with EMAK Rescue Team for SAR operations to Beirut

A C-130 military aircraft with a special rescue team (EMAK), one dog, two vehicles and equipment on board took off from the Elefsina airport for Beirut, on Wednesday morning. This was Greece’s immediate relief response to the explosion disaster in Beirut that has cost so far the lives of over …

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Greek PM gives green light to epidemiologists for additional measures

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has given the green light to epidemiologists to propose and impose additional restrictions they consider as necessary to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Mitsotakis held an extraordinary teleconference on Thursday with the participation of the country’s top epidemiologists and ministers involved in health issues …

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Pseudo-doctor arrested as responsible for the death of 3 people, incl. 2 minors

Greek police arrested a man, a pseudo-doctor, as responsible for the death of three cancer patients. Among his victims were two children, aged 14 and 16, and a 76-year-old man. The man would falsely identify himself as a doctor, convince his victims or their relatives to interrupt the therapies. He …

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Coronavirus Greece: 103 new cases, total 331; calls for Church to “take right decision”

49 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours have increased the total number of coronavirus infections to 331, Greece’s authorities said on Sunday afternoon. Eight people are incubated in Intensive Care Units and, ten people have been discharged from hospitals, spokesman of the National Health Organization. He appealed again …

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VirtualDIVER: Innovative platform for underwater experience around Santorini

The innovative platform VirtualDIVER for virtual underwater experiences targeting the cultural and tourism industries has been developed in cooperation of Greek academics and private companies. VirtualDIVER will allow people to “travel” and “explore” the magical terrestrial and underwater environment of the island of Santorini, while they comfortably sit on their …

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