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A Trip Back to Bouboulinas Street, the Torture Prison During the Greek Junta

For seven years between 1967 and 1974 the Greek military junta used a building at Bouboulinas Street, Athens as a prison where thousands were tortured. Among them a Belgian national named Roland Baumann who recently returned to the infamous...

The Day Democracy Was Restored in Greece After the Junta

The five days between July 20 and July 24, 1974 were the most turbulent in modern Greek history.

What Has the United States Ever Done for Greece?

What has the United States ever done for Greece? In a country where anti-Americanism was rife until recently, the question brought heated debates. It still does. Although relations between the two countries are seemingly currently at their friendliest since the...

April 21, 1967: Military Junta Places Greece in Shackles

On April 21st, 1967, Greece woke up with a military junta taking over power and putting the country in shackles for seven years

CIA Daughter Remembers the Polytechnic Uprising in Greece

On the occasion of the Athens Polytechnic uprising in Greece against the Junta, Leslie Absher, the daughter of a CIA operative stationed in Greece during the military dictatorship, recalls the events that eventually brought down the regime in 1973. Leslie...

My Afternoon With Zorba: When Mikis Theodorakis was Banned in Greece

During the time of the military junta in Greece from 1967 to 1974, Greek composer and activist Mikis Theodorakis' music was banned. By Bill Thomas The road to my afternoon with Zorba began in 1968. I was in the US Navy...

The Greek-American CIA Spy Who Helped the Afghans Defeat the Soviet Invaders

Afghanistan's Taliban owe a lot to a Greek American CIA spy who ran the largest covert operation in the agency's history in arming the Mujahideen in the 1980s

German Journalist Once Jailed in Greece During the Junta, Revisits Korydallos Prison

The German writer, investigative reporter and journalist Günter Wallraff, who was jailed by the Greek Junta in 1974, returned as a visitor to Korydallos prison on Friday to discuss living conditions for prisoners. Wallraff traveled to Greece in May 1974....

Greece Remembers the Day Democracy was Restored 41 Years Ago

July 24, 1974 is an important day in modern Greek history as it marks the day democracy was restored after seven years of military dictatorship. A few days earlier, a failed junta-instigated military coup in Cyprus gave Turkey a great...

President Anastasiades Calls For Unity Ahead of Cyprus Problem Talks

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades called for unity today in order to achieve the necessary conditions for a peaceful settlement of the long-standing Cyprus problem. In the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the April 21,...