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Turkey marks 58th death anniversary of Nazım Hikmet


Turkey on June 3 marked the 58th death anniversary of legendary Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet.

Hikmet was born in 1902 to an elite family in Thessaloniki, an Ottoman Empire territory in present-day Greece. He grew up in Anatolia, the Turkish heartland.

National Public Health Organisation releases data from study of COVID-19 variants in Greece

Greece's National Public Health Organisation (EODY) today announced results from an analysis of 955 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 samples in Greece conducted by the Greek Genome Centre.

The samples were collected between 29 March and 20 May, 2021, and the results include a geographic breakdown of where the particular variants are concentrated.

Patmos: International media island fave

The unique quality of Patmos to offer travelers peace of mind and security along with safety is invoked by the international media from around the world in their proposals for a refreshing vacation in Greece, without overcrowding.

New development law ready for implementation on Jan. 1

A new development framework law in Greece will be ready for implementation by Jan. 1, 2022. This type of legislation has for decades governed how investments will be treated in the country, and therefore, shows which type of growth the government at the time wants to follow and apply.

North Macedonia Busts Migrant-Smuggling Ring

North Macedonia's police searched 11 premises in the capital Skopje and in the towns of Veles, Stip, Strumica and Valandovo on Wednesday, arresting six suspected members of a migrant-smuggling group.

Three more suspects are still being sought, police said.

Greece Sets Daring Experiment – Whole Aegean Island Goes Completely Green

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to announce on Wednesday (2 June) the details of a project which aims to transform the island of Astypalaia in the southeastern Aegean Sea into Europe's "Green Island".

The objective is to have all of Astypalaia's daily activities run on renewable energy, from electricity to transport.

Post-Pandemic Europe to Migrants: Stay Away!

As the world begins to travel again, Europe is sending migrants a loud message: Stay away!

Greek border police are firing bursts of deafening noise from an armored truck over the frontier into Turkey. Mounted on the vehicle, the long-range acoustic device, or "sound cannon," is the size of a small TV set but can match the volume of a jet engine.

European Environment Agency Released Beaches and Bathing Water Ranking: Where Is Bulgaria?

Every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) compiles bathing water data gathered by local authorities across the 27 European Union member states, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Albania - measuring levels of bacteria from sewage and livestock. More than two thirds of sites are coastal beaches, with rivers and lakes making up the remainder.

Slovenia’s bathing waters among best in EU

Ljubljana – Slovenia is among the eleven EU member states where all bathing water sites, on the coast and inland, are suitable for bathing, a report on European bathing water quality for 2020 shows. The group also features Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania and Slovakia.

NATO powerful only with Turkey, says Erdoğan

NATO is powerful only with Turkey and without it, the alliance is not that strong, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, citing Ankara as among the top five nations within the security institutions which is fully fulfilling all the NATO missions, in remarks ahead of the alliance's summit in mid-June.