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Turkey’s top court rejects plea to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque

Millions of Greek Orthodox Christians breathed in relief  on Thursday upon hearing that Turkey’s Constitutional Court rejected a plea to open the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul as a mosque. The Constitutional Court rejected an association’s demand that the Hagia Sophia be opened for Muslim prayers on “non-competence” grounds, indicating …

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Turkey rejects 4. request to release the two Greek soldiers

For one more time, Turkish authorities rejected the request to release the two Greek soldiers in custody for the 111st consecutive day and without charges. Lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and non-commissioned officer Dimitros Kouklatzis were taken to the court of Edirne from the high security prison in the same area. they …

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Troika rejects decrease in heating oil tax; Greeks to freeze another winter

Greece’s lenders, the Troika rejected two of Greek government plans: the tax reduction in heating oil and the broadening of income criteria for those entitled to heating oil allowance. The government had proposed to decrease at 15% the Special Consumption Tax for heating oil and avoid the freezing of Greek households and the incredible air pollution of …

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Sarkozy Rejects the Idea of “State Commissioner” For Greece

The German proposal of a “state commissioner” for Greece is off the table. Moreover the proposal has been rejected  by Merkel’s best friend, French president Nicolas Sarkozy. He said that the austerity programme can only be applied by the Greeks themselves. On their turn Greeks felt unbelievable relieved. Now they will …

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