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Turkey Threatens Greece to Do “What is Necessary” in the Aegean

On tuesday, Turkey threatened Greece that it "will do what is necessary" if Athens refuses to demilitarize the Aegean islands. The new threat was expressed by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. “Greece continues its provocations," he said at a joint press...

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...

Turkish Airstrikes in Syria Jeopardize War Against ISIS, US Says

The rising intensity of Turkish airstrikes on targets in Syria has jeopardized operations against ISIS, according to US officials. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are mostly bolstered by units from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), have said they...

Kurdish PKK Founder Abdullah Öcalan Takes Greece to the European Court

Abdullah Öcalan, the founder of the Kurdish PKK organization, has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), accusing Greece of violating his rights during his stay in the country. ECHR approved his appeal and a hearing will be...

Greece Vs Turkey: The Military Balance in the Aegean

The military balance between Greece and Turkey is of great importance as relations between the two countries have deteriorated so sharply that a conflict in the Aegean has become a conceivable possibility. As a result, the military balance between Athens...

Greece, Cyprus on Edge as Turkey Plans New Drilling in the Med

Turkey has announced new drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean with the newly-inaugurated Abdulhamid Han drillship set to sail in the coming days. “Its new mission is planned to be in the Mediterranean,” said the director general of the Turkish Oil...

Turkey “Ready” to Use Russian S-400 Missile System

Turkey is "ready" to use the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system if the country is threatened, said Turkey's Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar on Tuesday, November 22. "The S-400 is in place and ready for use. It has a...

The Ancient Greek Roots of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a time to give thanks every year for what we have and for a bountiful harvest. This is something that the ancient Greeks also did thousands of years ago. On Thanksgiving, we show gratitude not only for...

Artificial Intelligence Creates Thanksgiving Recipes

There are ten things that people commonly fight about on Thanksgiving. The top five are coming out of the closet, accusing someone of being an alcoholic, issues with finances, getting divorced, married, or pregnant, and the fact that you...

Secrets to Hosting the Best Thanksgiving Ever

Some secrets which will allow you and your family to have the best Thanksgiving ever will help even seasoned cooks -- like many Greek-Americans are -- to be able to enjoy this wonderful holiday even more. As we look forward...