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“Turkaegean”: Turkey “Borrows” the Aegean in Tourism Campaign

Turkey is using the term "Turkaegean" or "Turkish Aegean," in highlighting ancient Greek monuments and archaeological sites in its new tourism campaign for Summer 2022. The west coast of Turkey, which includes Izmir, Ephesus, Ayvalik, Pergamon and many well-known historical...

Entire DNA of Pompeii Victim 2,000 Years Ago Sequenced by Scientists

For the first time, researchers have managed to sequence the entire DNA belonging to the remains of a man who died in Pompeii 2,000 years ago. Preserved by volcanic materials from the eruption of Vesuvius and analyzed with new scientific...

Russia Joins Turkey in Attack on Greece Targeting PM Mitsotakis

Russia blasted Greece and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday for the statements he made during his recent visit to Washington as relations between the two countries reach a new low. Greece’s anti-Russian stance is “a show of faith in...

George Soros Warns Invasion of Ukraine Could Lead to Third World War

On Tuesday, US billionaire George Soros cautioned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to be the “beginning of the third world war” that could spell the end of civilization. The veteran philanthropist and former financier launched a ferocious attack on...

UK Isolated at UNESCO Over the Parthenon Marbles – Report

The UK was completely isolated at a recent UNESCO meeting on the fate of the Parthenon Marbles, the influential The Art Newspaper reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the British delegation at an intergovernmental meeting in Paris has dismissed...

Over 100,000 Greek Artifacts Stored in British Museum Vaults

Over 100,000 Greek artifacts are stored underground in the vaults of the British Museum, the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) revealed over the weekend. The BCRPM says that using Freedom of Information provisions, it has...

Russian Soldier Gets Life in Prison in First Ukraine War Crime Trial

Russian soldier Vadim Syshimarin was sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine on Monday in the country's first war crime trial since Russian troops invaded the country three months ago. Syshimarin, 21, was found guilty of killing a 62-year-old, unarmed...

Greek Cinema Makes Splash at Cannes Film Festival

Greek cinema has made a splash on the red carpet of the 75h annual Cannes Film Festival, as a total of five films that were either filmed in Greece or made by Greeks were entered into the festival. This is...

Why Turkey Doesn’t Want Finland and Sweden to Join NATO

Finland and Sweden have expressed their wish to join NATO, but Turkish President Erdogan has publicly stated that he will not support the move. By Professor Ronald Suny After decades of neutrality, the two Nordic states that have to date remained...

Ancient Mask of Greek God Dionysus Found in Western Turkey

An extremely expressive terracotta mask, thought to represent the Greek god Dionysus, was recently unearthed during excavations of the ancient Greek city of Daskyleion in Western Turkey. The newly-discovered treasure, which appears to represent a rather tipsy god, was located...

World on Alert as Monkeypox Cases Begin to Spread

Cases of monkeypox, a rare and often mild infection, have spread across to multiple continents after first being reported in the UK in early May. As of Friday, there have been cases reported in the US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, France,...

Ukrainians Executed by Russian Forces, The Times Reports

Videos from Bucha, Ukraine, appeared to show a group of Ukrainian captives being led at gunpoint by Russian troops moments before they were executed. The videos, obtained and verified by The New York Times, were taken on March 4th by...

Calabrian Greeks: Pocket of Hellenism in Italy has Survived Millennia

There exists today a tiny enclave of Calabrian Greeks, Greek-speaking people in Reggio Calabria that seem to have survived millennia.

Turkey Becomes More Isolated as it Blocks Expansion of NATO

Turkey risks becoming more isolated from the West by blocking the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Ankara tries to balance its strategic partnerships with the Alliance and Ukraine with its difficult but important relations with Russia. By...

Sweden and Finland Formally Apply for NATO Membership

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday in a dramatic move that marks one of the biggest strategic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The decision by the two Nordic countries, which were both neutral...