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The Greek OXI Was a Message of Freedom to the World

Throughout the history of Greece, the word "OXI" ("No") was spoken to the enemy several times in several different ways. It was on the lips of Leonidas when he faced the mighty Persian army in Thermopylae many centuries ago....

Eighty Years Later Greece Repeats Its Historic OXI, This Time to Turkey

It has been 80 years since the great "OXI!" Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said to the fascist powers of Italy, yet the events of the days leading to October 28, 1940 are similar to today, as Greece says...

What if the Greeks Did Not Say "Oxi" on October 28, 1940?

October 28 is a Greek national holiday, but not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the country's entry into a war instead of a victory or a liberation day, as is...

Katsifas 'Executed' Claims Largest Greek Organization in Albania (video)

Omonoia, the social, political and cultural organization that promotes the rights of Albania's Greek minority, has asserted that Konstantinos Katsifas was executed by Albanian forces. Katsifas was shot and killed by Albanian police on Sunday. In a statement, the organization...

The Duty of Repeating the Proud 'OXI' of October 28, 1940 [video]

World War II started in September 1939, but Greece felt it for the first time when an Italian submarine torpedoed Greek warship "Elli" in August 15, 1940, during the feast of the Virgin Mary on Tinos. On the morning of...

OXI Day: The Greek Word That Changed the Course of WWII Keeps Shaping Greece

OXI, the word NO in Greek, may sound like a negative. But it has become a positive word after PM Metaxas said OXI to the Nazi forces passing through Greece.

The October 28, 1940 'OXI': Brave Words by Brave Men

Few great moments of Greece's history are so well documented as the defiant "OXI" Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas told the Italian Ambassador in Athens Emanuele Grazzi at three o'clock in the morning of October 28, 1940. Grazzi visited Metaxas' home...