Women look at a foreign currency board inside a currency exchange shop, in Ankara, Monday. [AP]

Turkey could dust off a range of strategies to defend its sliding lira after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan abruptly replaced the central bank governor – including limits on currency swaps, interventions by state banks and even capital controls.

[Alexandros Avramidis]

A year after a failed attempt by thousands of undocumented migrants and refugees to force their way into Greece through its northeastern land border with Turkey, the Evros frontier has evolved into an almost impenetrable European fortress.

CIA station chief Richard Welch was gunned down in front of his wife and his driver after exiting this car to open the gate to his Athens home when returning from a party at the US ambassador’s residence.

In December 1975, the death of a “non-random” American employee of the US Embassy in Athens triggered the subsequent development of Greek terrorism.

A checkout worker wears a mask and gloves to protect herself from Covid-19 at an Athens supermarket in this March 2020 file photo. Ian Bremmer notes that the virus has disproportionately hit the earnings of low-income and service workers. [InTime News]

A year into the pandemic, the health effects of Covid-19 speak for themselves – more than 105 million people known to be infected worldwide, more than 2 million dead.


National interest, rather than personal ties, is the key factor which determines a state's foreign policy-making – even more so when we are talking about the world's leading power. That said, the personal dimension remains part of the equation.


Turkey appears to have revived the old and outdated argument that the delineation of a continental shelf and an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) hinges upon geological characteristics.


Kathimerini visited the Sotiria Hospital in the northern Athenian suburb of Holargos for a glimpse into what goes on during a shift at the Covid-19 clinic.



The disastrous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is pushing Europe towards an existential crossroads. In defining the measures to respond to the crisis, two opposite blocks are forming.