Albania Court Rules Greek Minority Leader Beleri to Stay in Prison
A court in Albania ruled that ethnic Greek minority leader Fredi Beleri, who won the mayoral elections in the city of Himara recently, should remain in prison until his trial. Beleri was arrested two days before the 14 May local...
Greece Launches Protest Over Arrest of Ethnic Greek in Albania
Greece launched a formal protest with Albania on Friday following the arrest of an ethnic Greek politician in Himara, located in southern Albania. Fredi Beleri, a Greek minority candidate running for mayor in Himara, was arrested on charges of vote-buying...
EU Calls on Turkey to Protect Ethnic Rights of Greek Minority
Turkey should protect the human rights and property rights of its Greek minority, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore said at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. Gilmore was speaking on the...
September 6, 1955: the Violent Istanbul Pogrom Against Greeks
In 1955, the Greek population of the city of Istanbul were the victims of a heinous pogrom that resulted in the suffering and death of many.
Athens Warns Albania on its Treatment of Greek Minority
The Greek Foreign Ministry warned neighboring Albania on Thursday that its European Union prospects were directly linked to respecting the ethnic Greek minority living within its borders. It called upon Tirana "to return to a direction of progress rather than...
Greek Foreign Minister Warns Albania After Removal of Bilingual Signposts
Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos warned Albania on Monday that Athens will take legal action if the rights of the Greek minority in Albania are compromised in any way. Speaking at an event organized by the Institute of Alternative Politics...
Tsipras Raises Greek Minority with Albanian PM
Amid the recent focus on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ high-profile Davos meeting with FYROM leader Zoran Zaev, the Greek leader also met Albania’s Edi Rama on a series of sensitive issues. Tsipras was joined by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias...
Constantinople Expats Reply to Turkish President's One-Sided Allegations
The Association of Constantinople Expatriates sent a caustic open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Ankara violates the rights of Greeks in Turkey, and that Thrace Muslims are respected by the Greek government. The letter came after the...
Greek Minority Schools in Turkey Struggle With Low Enrollment
Greek minority schools in Turkey struggle to survive as currently there are only six left; while there used to be 60 to 70 of them in the 1950s, a Hurriyet Daily News report says. "In Turkey, the Greek population today...
Greek Minority in Albania Celebrates “OXI Day”
The Greek minority in Albania enthusiastically commemorated the October 28th “OXI Day” in a series of celebrations that lasted three days. Celebrations started on Thursday, when students from Greek schools of Agioi Saranda participated in an art program in the...