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Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence

The Battle of Navarino, one of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence, took place 194 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of united European powers defeated the Ottoman...

President Sakellaropoulou Commemorates Chios Massacre

The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited the Eastern Aegean island of Chios on Sunday to commemorate the Chios massacre.

Secretary of State Blinken Blames PKK for Deaths of Turkish Hostages

In a quick turnaround of diplomacy, the new US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, acknowledged late on Monday that the Kurdish separatist group PKK was indeed responsible for the recent killings of 13 Turkish nationals in a cave in...

Nearly 6,000 Turks Have Sought Refuge in Greece Since 2016

A total of 5,786 Turkish citizens have applied for refugee status in Greece since 2016’s failed coup attempt that was followed by a government crackdown, Turkish media reported on Sunday. According to a report by Diken attributed to the Greek...

17 Turks Seek Asylum in Greece

Seventeen Turkish nationals crossed the Aegean to the Greek island of Chios by boat on Monday and requested political asylum. The local coast guard patrolling the area located them as they were approaching Pounta beach at the small island of...

Two Turks on Jet Ski Planned Bank Heists on Chios Island

Greek authorities say two Turkish brothers were detained on the eastern Aegean island of Chios for illegally crossing from nearby Turkey on a jet ski. They allegedly intended to rob banks on the island. A coast guard statement on Sept....

Turkish Nationals Buy Houses in Greece to Get Residence Visa

Dozens of Turkish citizens have bought houses in Greece in the past few months in order to take advantage of the "Golden Visa" program for aliens who invest 250,000 euros or more. According to "Greece My Residence: Golden Visa Program",...

Turks Dominate Eastern Aegean Transportation Market

Turkish businessmen have taken the lead in controlling the maritime transportation of eastern Aegean tourists, threatening the financial survival of Greek shipowners operating in the islands of Chios, Lesvos, Samos, Kos and Rhodes. As a result, many of them...

Thessaloniki: The Next Big Wedding Trend For Turks

According to recent data released by the Consulate General of Turkey in Thessaloniki, Greece, approximately twenty Turkish wedding ceremonies took place in the region in 2014. Local officials claim that the number of wedding ceremonies is expected to rise in 2015, taking into...

Mount Athos Through the Eyes of Two Muslims

Two Muslims from Turkey,  journalist Ertuğrul Özkök and architect Ali Esad Göksel, decided to visit the Holy Mountain or Mount Athos in Northern Greece, called Agio Oros. Ertuğrul Özkök and Ali Esad Göksel describe their experience in detail revealing...