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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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Turkey detains Regional Governor Tzitzikostas in Izmir, denies him entry

Turkish authorities did not allow regional governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas,to enter the country via the port of Izmir on Saturday. They detained for six hours and ultimately he was forced to return to Greece. The Foreign Ministry in Athens issued a furious statement calling on Turkey to give …

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Tragedy in the Aegean: 4 dead, 30 missing when refugee boat sinks

The bodies of four people have been recovered and estimated 30 people are still missing twelve hours after a refugee boat sank in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the island of Chios. One woman was rescued because she wore a life jacket and managed to swim to …

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The more Turkey is economically cornered, the ruder its “diplomacy” becomes

The inauguration of the renovated Greek Consulate in the coastal city of Izmir was anything but a well prepared show by Turkey to challenge Greece. Not only did they stage a “show of power” with Turkish aircraft; the chief of Turkish diplomacy dared challenged Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias who …

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Athens wildfires: Turkish citizens wish Greeks “Get Well, Neighbor!”

Hundreds of Turkish citizens gathered outside the Greek consulate in the city of Izmir on Thursday to express their solidarity with the Greek people following the devastating wildfires and the heavy death toll. Simple people and members of trade unions held banners reading “Hold On, Neighbors!” Some were holding a …

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Turkish Bargain: Closure of NATO base for EU Full Membership

Turkey is a hard bargainer and would never give something for nothing. Even if it is something that it woun’t definetely wants. Ankara blackmails to give its to consent to the closure of NATO base in Izmir only in the context of trading full EU membership, a Turkish daily reported. A …

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