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Greek Woman Breaks World Record for Longest Garlic Braid (video)

A Greek woman from Nea Vyssa, in Evros, the northeastern part of Greece, broke the world record in garlic knitting after she made a braid measuring 612 meters and 70 centimeters. Dimitra Athanasova Tzoridou trashed the previous world record held...

Alexandroupolis Raises 600 Square Meter Greek Flag (video)

The biggest ever Greek flag was raised in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece, on Saturday, making local residents proud. The blue and white flag is an impressive 600 square meters, making it the biggest in the whole country. The gigantic Greek flag is...

Asylum Request Approved for Turkish Officer Who Fled to Greece after the Coup

On Monday, Greece approved the asylum request of one of the group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Alexandroupolis after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July. He was the co-pilot of the helicopter that landed in the Greek...

Syrian Jihadist Arrested in Northern Greece

A 30-year-old man suspected for being a fighter of the Isis Jihadist Group; was arrested on Thursday in the northern Greek town of Alexandroupolis. According to local news sources, the man confessed that he actively took part in ISIS’s operations in...

Two Missing as Small Plane Crashes in Northern Greece

On Friday, a small private plane crashed north of Komotini, near the Greek-Bulgarian border. Two crew members were aboard the CT2K-type aircraft when it disappeared from radar, after it took off from Alexandoupolis airport. Its final destination being an airport...

Greek PM Attends Epiphany Celebration in Alexandroupolis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was the person of honor in the ceremony of Epiphany in the port of the northeastern city of Alexandroupolis on Friday. Archbishop of Alexandroupolis Anthimos cast the holy cross in the water and dozens of...

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos: "There is no Room for Retreats in International Law Issues"

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who inaugurated the Greek Institute of Thracian Research in Alexandroupolis, sent a message to Turkey that Greece seeks good relations, but in matters concerning our national laws and the application of international law, it is...

Greek National Highway on Sale for €100 Million

Egnatia Odos, one of Greece's longest and newest national highways, is to be sold for 100 million euros, when its construction cost was 6.5 billion euros, according to a newspaper report. Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper says that the privatization of...

Greece Begins Hearing Claims of 8 Turkish Asylum Seekers

The hearings for the asylum claim of the eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt in Turkey began on Friday with the first officer. Turkey has accused the eight men for participating in the...

Ankara Pushes Greece for the Extradition of the 8 Military Officials

Ankara is pressuring Greece for the extradition of the eight military officials who arrived in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece, after the attempted coup in the neighboring country. The attorney general's office in Istanbul sent the extradition request to the Turkish...