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In what has been described as a show of force to Greece and Cyprus, Turkey's navy is preparing to hold its biggest ever exercises according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency.
The "Blue Homeland" exercise, with the participation of frigates, destroyers and fighter jets, will take place in the Black Sea, the Aegean and the Mediterranean between February 27 and March 8.
Investments in Greek enterprises remain at low levels. Although they increased last year compared to 2017, they still failed to reach a satisfactory amount, according to data compiled and processed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Despite the drop in the value of Greek companies, they are unable to attract investment capital due to the country's weak economic growth.
The number of lives claimed in Greece by the H1N1 flu virus since October has risen to 56, according to a weekly report issued on Thursday by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO).
The center said that there were 17 deaths between February 4 and 10.
Of the 56 people that have died - 39 men and 17 women - 49 had been in intensive care units.
Regional peace and security are among Greece's key foreign policy objectives, the country's newly-installed Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis has said.
Apostolakis was speaking in the wake of a NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels during which he held talks with his counterparts from Turkey and North Macedonia, as well as the chief of the transatlantic alliance Jens Stoltenberg.
A kitesurfer takes advantage of strong winds over Liani Ammos, in Halkida, central Greece, Thursday. A weather system named "Hioni" has swept across Greece bringing gale-force northerly winds reaching up to 9-10 Beaufort and snowfall in mountainous regions, especially to Thessaly, eastern central Greece, the Peloponnese and the southern Aegean Sea.
Greece's main opposition party, which is polled to win the next general election, has doused speculation that it plans to propose former socialist prime minister Costas Simitis or ex PASOK chief Evangelos Venizelos as President of Greece.
Speaking on Skai radio on Thursday, New Democracy spokesperson Maria Spyraki said both scenarios were "out of the question."
Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing.
Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, leaving at halftime and trailing 40-25. A spokesman for the team said he was "disgusted" with the quality of the refereeing.
A cleaner was convicted to eight years in prison for forging her elementary school certificate to get a job at the hospital in Ioannina, northwestern Greece, it emerged on Thursday.
The woman, a mother of 13 children, was also convicted for making a false statement in order to profit, a news website in the town of Preveza reported. It was not clear when the trial was held.