News archive of January 2019
Turkey's Nobel laureate author Orhan Pamuk will hold an exhibition spotlighting an array of photos of Istanbul taken from his own balcony, his publisher said on Jan. 30.
Greek shipowners face the prospect of not being paid for loads worth millions of euros or having them confiscated when they get involved with high-yield but high-risk trading in refined oil products with Venezuela. With the US sanctions to Caracas coming into force in April, it is likely that shippers' payment demands for deliveries made will be in vain.
A few days before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visits Turkey, the country's National Security Council said in a statement on Thursday that Ankara will continue to pursue people it accuses of taking part in the failed coup attempt in 2016 - including the eight servicemen Greece has refused to extradite.
Monday's decision by a three-judge court in the northern Peloponnese town of Aigio was without doubt the greatest piece of news for the country that day. Not because of the sentence handed to Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta and Aigialeia (seven months, suspended), but rather for the fact that the Greek state condemned a public servant for abuse of power and incitement of violence.