Newly Established Thessaloniki-Izmir Ferry Route Suspended
Levante Ferries Group has announced that its ferry route between Thessaloniki in northern Greece and the city of Izmir (Smyrna) on Turkey's western coast will be temporarily suspended until the Summer of 2023. The Smyrna di Levante's maiden voyage was...
Greece Regional Governor Denied Entry in Turkey, Detained
Greece government minister Tzitzikostas was denied entry in Turkey and reportedly detained for six hours at Izmir airport on Saturday.
First Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Starts Service on Monday
On Monday, October 10th, the passenger ferry Smyrna di Levante of Levante Ferries starts its maiden voyage to Smyrna (İzmir) from Thessaloniki. This is the first time in recent memory that a ferry link from Thessaloniki to Smyrna has...
Exquisite Byzantine Mosaic Uncovered in Western Turkey
An early Byzantine Christian monastery with its exquisite mosaic was recently unearthed in Izmir, Western Turkey.
New Variant of Covid-19 Discovered in Turkey
Authorities in Turkey announced on Monday they discovered new variants of COVID-19 in the western coastal province of Izmir (Smyrna). In a statement, the Izmir Medical Chamber and Association for Clinical Microbiology Expertise said that apart from the main mutations...
Temple of Aphrodite Found in Turkey
A 2,500-year-old temple of Aphrodite was unearthed by a team of Turkish archaeologists at a dig in the Urla-Cesme peninsula of western Turkey.
Greek Island of Samos Rises 18-25 Centimeters After Powerful Earthquake
According to preliminary data released by Greek scientists on Wednesday, the Greek island of Samos has risen 18-25 cm (9.84 inches) after it was struck by a powerful earthquake on Friday, The massive earthquake, which measured 7.0 magnitude on the...
Three-Year-Old Girl Pulled Alive From Rubble Days After Deadly Aegean Earthquake
A wounded three-year-old girl was rescued on Monday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Turkey's Aegean coast. Elif Perincek was pulled from debris nearly 65 hours after the quake in the Bayrakli district of western Izmir province. https://twitter.com/DailySabah/status/1323168576602279937 https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/1323180293734436864 The earthquake...
More Than 70 Confirmed Dead in Turkey After Aegean Sea Earthquake
The powerful earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea on Friday has killed 76 people in Turkey, the country's disaster agency said Sunday. Two people also died on the Greek island of Samos. Rescue workers continue to search for survivors under...
Two Teenagers Killed as Powerful Earthquake and Tsunami Hit Greece's Samos Island
Two high school students were killed during the powerful earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, which struck the Greek island of Samos on Friday afternoon. Reportedly, the teenagers, a boy and girl, aged 15 and 17 respectively, were walking...