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Ankara irked by Greek PM’s speech in US Congress
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Turkey’s leadership expressed annoyance at Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech on Tuesday to the Joint Session of US Congress, with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay slamming it as “theater” and “a show.”

Potami chief responds to ex-PM’s comment
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The head of a now-defunct centrist liberal party responded on Thursday to former prime minister Antonis Samaras, who said that ruling New Democracy must not be allowed to “become Potami.”

Evia hiker missing as stormy weather grips Greece
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The search for a missing hiker on Mount Dirfi resumed at first light on Thursday morning on the island of Evia after a stormy night that saw the emergency services receive dozens of calls for assistance.



President of charity blasts child protection decision
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The president of the Smile of the Child nonprofit child welfare organization, Costas Yiannopoulos, has launched a scathing attack against Deputy Labor and Social Affairs Minister Domna Michailidou over a ministerial decision last week setting the operating conditions for child protection structures, making the prospect of deinstitutionalization in Greece more visible.



Man arrested over body of woman found in suitcase
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A 48-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday in connection to the remains of a woman found in an abandoned suitcase near the area of Vilia in Attica in late December. The 38-year-old woman had been declared missing on October 17, 2021.

New plan for fighting fires presented
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An increase in the means for fighting forest fires, the permanent installation of European firefighters in Greece during the summer months, the creation of forest commando units, more forest patrols and the systematic implementation of aerial surveillance measures are included in the new operation plan for the fire service that was presented on Tuesday at a press conference held by Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides.


New cases of Covid-19 ease back down to 4,626
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Greek health authorities announced 4,626 new reported cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday (down from 6,252 on Tuesday) and 19 virus-related deaths. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also stated that there are currently 161 intubated patients being treated in Intensive Care Units.


Greek FM slams Turkish revisionism
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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has expressed confidence that the United States views Greece as a reliable partner, while criticizing “erratic” Turkey for pursuing revisionist policies in violation of international law.

Grim roadcrash data
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Motorcycles and speeding are the most aggravating factors in terms of road safety in Greece, with data showing the average death rate of 36% from motorcycle accidents is double the EU’s 18%.


Opposition parties demand US commitment on Turkey
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Main opposition SYRIZA and PASOK-KINAL said the government’s top foreign policy priority is to prevent the sale of F-16s and new equipment to Turkey and not the purchase by Greece of F-35 fighter jets.

Turkish media react to Biden-Mitsotakis meeting
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The confirmation by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his meeting with US President Joe Biden on Monday that Greece is eyeing the purchase of advanced US-built F-35 fighters drew a sharp reaction from Turkey.