ANNIVERSARY

The dramatic 38 minutes of a national tragedy
IN DEPTH

The ghosts of 1974 are still very much among us. What would have happened if the views of the “invisible dictator” Dimitrios Ioannidis had prevailed and if, on the morning of July 20, 1974, when the Turkish forces invaded Cyprus, Athens had declared war on Ankara?


Emergency sirens wake up divided Cyprus
NEWS

People in Cyprus woke up to the sound of emergency sirens wailing across the island on Wednesday early morning, marking the anniversary of the Turkish Attila operation launched on 20 July 1974, a series of events remembered very differently by the divided nation’s two communities.

Warnings of Cyprus invasion went unheeded
ALEXANDROS SIMEOFORIDIS

It was not a matter of instinct, he did not suddenly feel that danger was imminent. Alexandros Simeoforidis was going by the facts – and they were loud and clear.

Athens, Beijing mark 50 years
NEWS

The presidents of Greece and China, Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Xi Jinping exchanged warm wishes on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.


Ankara miffed as leaders mark anniversary
PONTIC GENOCIDE

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias took to social media on Thursday to mark the 103rd anniversary of the systematic extermination of some 353,000 ethnic Greeks living on the shores of the Black Sea by the Ottoman Turks between 1916 and 1923. 

PM, FM pay tribute on anniversary of Pontian Genocide
NEWS

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias took to social media on Thursday to mark the 103rd anniversary of the systematic extermination of some 353,000 ethnic Greeks living on the shores of the Black Sea.


Victims of 2010 bank firebombing remembered
NEWS

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and other officials paid tribute to three bank workers who perished in a deadly firebomb attack in downtown Athens on May 5, 2010, during a riot after the country signed its first bailout deal with international creditors.



Officials mark 107th anniversary of Armenian Genocide
NEWS

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Sunday that “constant vigilance and reaction against discrimination, violence, and hate toward our fellow humans is an obligation we all have,” and a “basic condition for the peaceful coexistence of peoples,” in a message to mark the 107th anniversary of Armenian Genocide.

Faust | Athens | April 7-22
WHAT'S ON

A Greek National Opera production of Charles Gounod’s grand opera in five acts, “Faust” is going on stage at the Stavros Niarchos Hall for eight performances directed and choreographed by Renato Zanella.


Officials commemorate the Holocaust in Thessaloniki
NEWS

Officials, including President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Israeli Ambassador Yossi Amrani, participated in a march commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in Thessaloniki on Sunday.

A silent vow of ‘never again’
OPINION

Sunday marks the anniversary of the departure in 1943 of the first train taking members of Thessaloniki’s Jewish community to the Auschwitz death camp.

FM pays tribute to Imia standoff fatalities
NEWS

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Monday paid tribute to the three Greek Navy officers that were killed during the 1996 Imia crisis that brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war.