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Greek Police Arrest 4 Over Violent Attack on Thessaloniki Mayor

Police in Greece have arrested four people as suspects in a violent mob attack that left the mayor of Thessaloniki hospitalized. About a dozen people set upon Mayor Yiannis Boutaris at a Saturday ceremony honoring Greek victims of the Pontian Genocide. He...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Lynched by Mob at Pontian Genocide Ceremony (video)

A mob, believed they were right-wing extremists, attacked and injured the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, during a ceremony to commemorate the Pontian genocide on Saturday. The 75-year-old mayor was punched and kicked as he fell to the ground by several...

Greek Mayor: 'Skopjans are not Cannibals'

"What are we afraid of, that out neighbors will take Thessaloniki from us? Now is the chance to close this issue. Skopjans are not cannibals." This was the latest declaration from Thessaloniki's outspoken mayor, Yiannis Boutaris to a meeting of...

Thessaloniki Mayor: We Should Change Name of 'Macedonia' Airport

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has suggested that the city airport should no longer be called "Macedonia" because foreign visitors might confuse it with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ’s main airport. Speaking at Monday's City Council meeting, the mayor...

US Ambassador Calls Timing of FYROM Name Talks 'Ideal'

The timing for talks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the Balkan country's name is "ideal," U.S. Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt has said. Pyatt was in Thessaloniki for a Monday meeting with Mayor Yiannis Boutaris,...

Thessaloniki Mayor: "We Need to Compromise on a Composite Name for FYROM" (video)

"More than 160 nations call this country "Macedonia", so let's behave and compromise on a composite name," Thessaloniki Mayor Yannis Boutaris told Greek Reporter on the naming issue of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Boutaris spoke exclusively to Greek...

Mayor Boutaris and FYROM PM Enjoy Dinner in Thessaloniki

FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is spending the New Year’s holiday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki as the guest of the city’s mayor. Zaev and Mayor Yannis Boutaris dined Saturday night in one of the city’s top restaurants,...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Calls FYROM "Macedonia" During Skopje Visit

The mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, referred to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) with its constitutional name "Macedonia," during his visit to Skopje. Boutaris met with FYROM’s President Georgi Ivanov and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. In comments to the assembled...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Vows to Preserve City's Ottoman Heritage

The mayor of Thessaloniki said the city is getting ready to uncover more Ottoman heritage -- including mosques and baths -- and plans to build an Islamic art museum. Speaking to Turkish news agency Anadolu, Yiannis Boutaris said that "You...

Thousands March Through Thessaloniki for the Pride Parade

More than 13,000 people participated in the 2017 Thessaloniki Pride parade, which concluded this year's festival held over four days, with the slogan "It's a matter of education". Participants gathered at the city's emblematic White Tower and marched through the...