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Turkish political leaders were bidding to outdo each other on Tuesday in the use of aggressive rhetoric targeting Greece. Apart from the members of the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, extreme voices of other representatives of the political spectrum are becoming more and more frequent.


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13.09.2022 / 08:15

Amid the escalating tension emanating from Ankara, French President Emmanuel Macron cited the strategic partnership agreement between Greece and France as a strong bulwark against any kind of provocation in the wider region.


31.08.2022 / 10:16

Ahead of Thursday’s meeting of Parliament’s Institutions and Transparency Committee over the wiretapping cases, invitations have been sent to the former secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, Grigoris Dimitriadis, the chairman of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE), Christos Rammos, appeals prosecutors Vasiliki Vlachou and Konstantinos Tzavelas, the incumbent National Intelligence Agency (EYP) chief Themistoklis Demiris, as well as former chiefs of EYP, Panagiotis Kontoleon, Yannis Roubatis and Theodoros Dravillas. 


11.08.2022 / 08:51

The political acrimony over the wiretapping case, involving the bugging of the phone of Socialist party leader Nikos Androulakis, continued unabated on Wednesday as the issue appears to be heading for the Committee on Institutions and Transparency of the Parliament.


06.08.2022 / 12:47

The wiretapping case that has grabbed headlines over the last week led to the resignations on Friday of Grigoris Dimitriadis from the position of the prime minister’s secretary-general, and Panagiotis Kontoleon, the chief of the National Intelligence Service (EYP).


30.07.2022 / 14:51

We are getting fewer. It’s all in the numbers: Greece’s population dropped by 3.5 percent in 10 years.


16.07.2022 / 16:25

The approval this week of a relevant amendment by the US Congress which is seen as a first step to stop the sale of new F-16 aircraft to Turkey and the upgrading of its existing ones has caused optimism in Greece that its positions are being heeded. But there are also several opposing forces at play, which are making the situation complicated. 


14.07.2022 / 08:00

The US’ House Rules Committee has voted to include an amendment by Democrat Chris Pappas in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2023 fiscal year, which would prohibit the sale of F-16 jets or modernization kits to Turkey unless certain conditions are met. 


12.07.2022 / 08:20

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to clarify whether he shares the stance of his junior coalition partner, Devlet Bahceli, who was shown in a photo at the weekend holding a map depicting large Greek islands, including Crete, as Turkish. 


10.12.2021 / 16:14

Increasing the number of state positions for Church of Greece clerics to 10,000 from the current 6,000-odd and a revision of the Church’s charter are the top items on the agenda of Monday’s Holy Synod, which will be attended by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.


10.11.2021 / 20:25

A row between the Church of Greece and the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has reignited after the decision on Monday by the Athens Municipal Council to concede the right to the Archdiocese of Athens to use churches on the Probona estate in Ano Patissia.


13.05.2021 / 21:35

Iglesias and Tsipras both sought to portray their concurrent rise to political influence as the inevitable reaction to austerity policies as a remedy to the financial crisis.



26.09.2020 / 12:45

A week after a disastrous storm pummeled central Greece, wreaking havoc in the city of Karditsa and claiming four lives, efforts are under way to repair homes, businesses and infrastructure with experts estimating that the city will need years to recover.


27.06.2020 / 14:58

The phone conversation on Friday between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was widely seen as a first step toward restoring channels of communication between Athens and Ankara, which were completely suspended in the previous period, and deemed necessary for any prospect of de-escalating tensions between the two countries.