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Mitsotakis calls household basket critics “Caviar Leftists”, triggers outrage

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis triggered an outrage when he described those criticizing the household basket with alleged lower product prices as “caviar leftists” and “champagne socialists.” During his visit to Achaia, Peloponnese on Tuesday, Mitsotakis defended in a speech the household basket saying that it “already lowers the prices …

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US think tank: Concerns over new military coup in Turkey

A US think tank report on Turkey’s foreign policy has caused controversy in the country after it suggested a new military coup attempt was plausible and that the Turkish defense minister was extremely close to the US military. The report by prominent think tank RAND Corporation alleges that the Turkish …

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Grigoropoulos: Korkoneas’ prison release triggers series of reactions

The prison gate opened for Epaminondas Korkoneas  at noon Tuesday, just hours after the Appeals Court upheld his conviction for the killing of 15-year-old teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia district of Athens on 6. December 2018. The Court confirmed that Korkoneas had committed a premeditated murder, however, it overturned …

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Greece’s priests declare “Holy War” for losing civil servant status

Priests are fuming over the change of their labor status that was announced on Tuesday after a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Ieronymos. According to the joint declaration of the Greek State and the powerful Greek Church, priests will no longer …

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Turkey summons Greek Ambassador over “territorial waters extension”

With four days delay, Turkey told Greece that it will not allow extension of territorial waters to 12 miles without Ankara’s consent. And this although Athens does not plan to extend its sovereignty in the Aegean Sea but in the Ionian Sea and south Peloponnese. The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned …

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Moria: Shockingly vulgar verbal attack by policeman at elderly migrant (video)

Recorded footage with the disgraceful swearing and bulling against an elderly migrant woman in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos has been widely circulating on social and mainstream media and websites on Saturday. Many Greek declare that they feel utterly “ashamed.” The scene takes place after the …

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Turkey lashes out at Greece, as all 8 Turkish servicemen are set free

The last four Turkish servicemen of the eight who fled to Greece after the foiled coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 have been released from custody. Monday afternoon, they left the police station at the Olympic Village where they were being held, as the 18 months of maximum detention expired. …

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