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The Greek Soldier Who Became an American Icon in WWII

The unlikely story of the life of Evangelos Klonis reads like a novel of adventure and heroism. It is the story of a Greek man whose photograph became the iconic symbol of the American soldier in WWII. Yet he died...

Armenians in Tearful Goodbye to their Own ”Sumela” Monastery

Just like the Greeks who were forced to give up their precious cultural heritage of Pontus and Asia Minor to the Turks a century ago, Armenians did the same over the weekend as they bid farewell to Dadivank Monastery. In...

Greece Defies Turkish War Threats Over Aegean Territorial Waters

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded on Saturday to Turkey's Vice President who threatened Greece with war if it expands it's territorial waters to 12 nautical miles in the Aegean. “Turkey's unprecedented belief that it can threaten neighboring countries...

Greek WWII Survivor Giannis Karageorgiou Celebrates His 100th Birthday

World War II survivor Giannis Karageorgiou celebrated his 100th birthday recently on the Greek island of Lesvos. His unbelievable strength helped this man survive some of the most barbaric ordeals in modern history, since he spent time in the cells...

Vassilios Tsavaliaris, The First Victim of Italy's Attack on October 28, 1940

It was a few minutes after 5:00 AM on October 28, 1940. The Italian military forces were ordered to launch their first attack against Greece, at the Greek-Albanian border, in the Pindos Mountains. Vassilios Tsiavaliaris, a 28-year-old Greek soldier, stands inside the...

Italy Asks UEFA to Move Champions League Final From Istanbul Over Syrian War

Vincenzo Spadafora, the Italian Minister for Sports, sent a letter to UEFA President Alexander Ceferin on Monday, asking whether or not the finals of football's Champions League for 2020 should be held in Istanbul as scheduled. Spadafora wondered in his...

Turkey’s Erdogan Challenges NATO: ”Will You Support Your Ally or Terrorists?”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged NATO countries on Monday to show support for Turkey in its controversial decision to invade Northern Syria several days ago. Erdogan, speaking with journalists before his Monday visit to Azerbaijan, wondered whether the countries belonging...

Hundreds Of ISIS Supporters Escape As Turkish Troops Near Kurdish-Held Syrian Town

Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people and prompted U.S. soldiers to withdraw from a nearby...

US Troops in Syria Come Under Fire From Turkish Artillery

As Turkey intensified its ground and air offensive on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, the Pentagon said that Turkish artillery fire landed near a United States military observation post located on the outskirts of the town of Kobane late...

Turkey Claims Hundreds of Kurdish Fighters Killed in Syria Offensive

Turkey's Defence Ministry said that 174 "terrorists" were "neutralized" on Thursday in its cross-border military offensive in northeast Syria. Altogether it claims that 228 Kurdish militants had been killed since the start of the operation. The ministry on Friday also...