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Hundreds of Migrants Buried at Greek-Turkish Border Cemetery

The bodies of many unidentified migrants have lain for years in a small cemetery, just a few kilometers from the Turkish border. The migrants' bodies were buried in the cemetery in Sidiro, a small Greek village near the Turkish...

Israel Honors Brave Greeks who Saved Jewish Girl from the Holocaust

Israel honored on Thursday two brave Greeks – posthumously – for rescuing a Greek Jew during the Holocaust of World War II. Ambassador of Israel Yossi Amrani presented the Righteous Among the Nations medal and title of the Yad Vashem...

Turkish Foreign Minister Arrives in Greece, Calls Muslim Minority ”Turkish”

Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish Foreign Minister, arrived on Sunday morning in Greece, ahead of a two-day visit that aims to boost the turbulent relations between Ankara and Athens.

What Happened to the Camels of Greece?

Several decades ago, when burning wood was the only means of keeping one's home warm, camels were not an uncommon sight in rural Greece.

December Welcomed by Greece’s First Snowfall

The first snow of the holiday season fell in Northern Greece late Monday night, sprinkling towns outside of Thessaloniki and Komotini with a light layer of delicate flakes. While temperatures have begun to fall across the country, the air is...

What Happened to the Camels in Greece?

Once upon a time, several decades ago, when burning wood was the only means of keeping one's home warm, load-carrying camels were not an uncommon sight in rural Greece. Most of the camels in Greece were found in Thrace, with...

Muslim Woman Becomes First Female Bus Driver in Komotini, Greece

A Muslim woman this week became the first female bus driver in Komotini, a city in Thrace which has long been home to a sizable community of Greek Muslims. Twenty-two year old Neslihan Kiose was trained as a vehicle instructor...

Turkish Opposition Candidate Visits Greece's Thrace (photos)

Turkey’s election campaign came to Greece on Thursday as the country’s main opposition candidate, Muharrem Ince, visited the town of Komotini in western Thrace. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate for the upcoming snap presidential election on June 24, visited the...

Turkey's Election Campaign Moves to Greece

Turkey's election campaign will also be fought on Greek territory as the country's main opposition candidate is set to speak at a rally in the town of Komotini, Thrace -- home to many thousands of Muslims -- on Thursday. Muharrem...

Greeks Quizzed Over Erdogan 'Insult'

    Police in Greece have launched an investigation into three Greek nationals for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reports claimed Wednesday. The three suspects had allegedly put up posters bearing the Turkish leader's image and reading 'Not...