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Thessaloniki: Thriller with … International Terrorism?

An anti-terror investigation of ‘highest national interest’ is taking place in Thessaloniki as the police found a whole ammunition arsenal after a grenade exploded in the hands of a man of Kurdish origin. The explosion occurred on Tuesday night in an apartment rented by two Kurdish men, who reportedly weren’t in the flat …

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Greek Defense Minister: Turkish Threat is Real

“Turkish threat is not theoretical, it is real” said Greek Defense Minister Panos Beglitis during a visit to Cyprus. “We see it on the Aegean Sea, We see it in Cyprus through the occupational presence of the Turkish army, a result of the invasion in 1974.” Also Begliti’s predecessorEvangelos Venizelos …

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Papandreou-Clinton: Talking About… Office Decoration! (video)

That was an aspect I admit I didn’t take into consideration when I was writing about Hillary Clinton’s visit in Athens and the agenda of the talks. Greece’s prime Minister George Papandreou and  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about …decoration! Precicely the talked about the office decoration of Greece’s PM. …

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What in Hillary Clinton Doing in Greece?

Blocking traffic on the main streets? Swimming at Glyfada’s VIP resort? Keeping busy policemen and journalists over a hot weekend? Talking about economy? Crying together with the Greeks about the miserable debt situation of the two countries? She does all these and much more. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …

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Turkish Red Crescent assists Greek Orthodox Community in Istanbul

Turkish Red Crescent extended on Tuesday 8 tons of food stuffs, as well as stationary and office supplies and toys at the nursery of the Greek Orthodox  Ecumenic Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey. Tekin Kucukali, the head of the TRC, said pain had no language, religion or sect while handing over …

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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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Greece urges Turkey to halt plans on nuclear plant in Akkuyu Bay

Athens urged Ankara to halt its plans to build a nuclear plant at the Akkuyu area, in the southern province of Mersin at the eastern Mediterranean Sea. An area situated hazardously close to an active earthquake producing fault line. Concerned after the nuclear crisis in Japan, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called his …

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Four EU parliamentarians detained by North Cyprus police

Turkish Cypriot police have detained two European parliamentarians for allegedly trespassing on a restricted military area in the breakaway north of ethnically split Cyprus, a Greek Cypriot member of the European Parliament said on Saturday. Polish parliamentarians Jaroslaw Leszek Walesa and Artur Zasada were told that they will remain in …

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Fall of Constantinople: History in 3D – Paronama 1453 –

PANORAMA 1453 – CONQUEST OF  CONSTANTINOPLE -HISTORY MUSEUM – ISTANBUL/TURKEY Strapping riders brandish threatening their words… Fatih the Conqueror surrounded by his men dressed in army uniforms, knight armors, long robes or workers cloths. Hundreds and Hundreds Ottoman Warrios in 3D  ready to conquer Constantinople with oversized cannons and climbing …

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