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Thousands bid farewell to Theodorakis

Thousands of Greeks on Sept. 8 bid farewell to Mikis Theodorakis, a world-renowned activist and musician whose work brought Greek culture to a global audience in the latter 20th century.

Theodorakis, whose musical score for the 1964 movie "Zorba the Greek" helped foster a carefree image of Greece abroad for millions, died on Sept. 2 aged 96.

Turkey vows to protect Turkish Cypriots’ rights, slams Greek policies

Turkey will never abandon the Turkish Cypriots and take all the necessary steps to protect their rights, the defense minister has said, slamming Greece and Greek Cyprus for disrespecting Turkey's interests and rights in the Aegean and Mediterranean.


The Greek nation bids farewell to beloved composer Mikis Theodorakis

By George Gilson

A massive number of mourners gathered outside of Athens Cathedral today to bid farewell to the beloved composer Mikis Theodorakis, who died at age 96 and left a deep imprint on the Greek soul and national consciousness, at the funeral.

Greek ForMin Dendias: You can count on our full support in efforts to join Schengen, OECD

Romania can count on Greece's "full support" in its efforts to join the Schengen Area and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), visiting Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in a joint statement delivered today with his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu. Dendias also spoke about the importance of supporting the Western Balkan countries.

New civil defense minister granted honorary Greek citizenship

Honorary citizenship was granted this week to Cypriot national Christos Stylianides, a former EU Commissioner, who was tapped as Greece's new civil defense and climate crisis minister over the weekend.

Merkel is leaving; "It's good news"

Deutsche Welle (DW) editor Kristina Burak thinks it's a good thing.
Namely, she believes that a new political attitude is needed in order to overcome numerous challenges.

Turkey cites increased momentum in restoring ties with Egypt, UAE

Turkey has cited an increased momentum in normalization efforts in ties with two regional powers, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, on the day the second round of exploratory talks with the latter that was held in the Turkish capital.