News archive of December 2017

Nusret ship boosting Çanakkale tourism in Turkey

The Nusret Mine Ship Museum and the Çanakkale Victory Cultural Park in Mersin’s Tarsus hosts thousands who want to relive the Çanakkale battle

Turkish tourism will see full recovery in 2018: Culture Minister Kurtulmuş

The most difficult period for Turkish tourism has been left behind and the sector has been experiencing a fast recovery, thanks to the new strategies initiated to open to new markets and diversifying products, and the country’s improving image in the world, Tourism Minister Kurtulmuş says

Kalymnos fisherman says his boat was rammed by Turkish port vessel

A fisherman from Kalymnos in the southeast Aegean has filed a complaint claiming that his boat was rammed off the coast of the nearby island of Kalolimnos by a Turkish port authority vessel.

The fishing boat is currently in Kalymnos where local port authorities are conducting an investigation.

Close shave for the Greens on New Year's Eve

Panathinaikos narrowly escaped a huge upset at Kolossos on New Year's Eve, managing to preserve its perfect record after 10 rounds of games in the regular season of the Basket League, while Lavrio triumphed over PAOK to go alone in third.

Dacic receives new Japanese ambassador

BELGRADE, - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic on Thursday received Japan's new ambassador to Serbia, Junichi Maruyama, expressing satisfaction with the very good bilateral relations and an upward trend of cooperation between the two countries.

Dacic receives Chepurin

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic on Thursday received Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin, who handed to him letters with holiday greetings from Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin and FM Sergey Lavrov.

Tsipras: 2018 a 'watershed year' for Greece

2018 will be "a watershed year" for Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday in his end-of-year address to the nation, while heralding the end of the country's bailout program.

Archbishop Anastasios: Greeks should quit corrupt ways

The Archbishop of Albania Anastasios has urged the Greek people to resist the decadence and corruption that pervades all aspects of life today and learn to look at the reality of the Greek financial crisis candidly. 

In an interview with Sunday's issue of Kathimerini, Anastasios said that "the financial crisis did not come out of the sky like a parachute." 

Plenty of challenges for local banks in 2018

The stress tests that will start shortly and reducing nonperforming loans are the main challenges Greek banks will face over the course of 2018.

Their performance on those two fronts will determine to a great extent whether they manage to avoid another recapitalization.