Komotini

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...

Heavy Rainfall Causes Floods in Rodopi

Heavy rainfalls in the Rodopi prefecture on Sunday have caused serious problems as some areas have been flooded. So far fire departments across the region have pumped water from 32 homes and rescued 17 people whose homes had been flooded. According...

Enthusiasm and Protests Mark Erdogan's Thrace Visit (video)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's highly controversial visit to the Thrace Muslim community, was marked by enthusiastic crowds and a few protests by the local community. Erdogan visited the Muslim community in Komotini; a town in northern Greece, which once belonged...

Turkish Deputy PM Stresses Muslim Equality in Thrace

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu said he expects the Muslim community in Western Thrace to continue its existence in Greece as equal citizens. The deputy Turkish premier said he brings Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's greetings; Erdogan will be...

Greek Permit for Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline to be Issued in 2018

ICGB, the project company developing the gas interconnection Greece-Bulgaria, has said it expects to receive a building permit for the section of the pipeline on Greek territory no earlier than 2018. The first step in the process of obtaining a...