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Restoration plan for French Pier in Lavrio approved by Culture Ministry

A plan for the restoration of the French Pier at the port of Lavrio, in southeast Attica Attica by the National Technical University of Athens has been unanimously approved by the Ministry of Culture's Central Council of Modern Monuments.

Suspected jihadist to testify to magistrate

A 27-year-old Syrian man suspected of being a member of the Islamic State terrorist organization is due to testify to an Athens magistrate Monday, following his arrest in the Greek capital last Thursday.

Japanese traveler exhibits 'Turkish cat' in Japan

Mayu Koga, a Japanese traveler, photographer, and cat lover who held a "Turkish cat" photo exhibition in Japan, said cats in Turkey and Turkish people's interaction with them are the best compared to other countries she has traveled to.

103 more dead from coronavirus; 1,498 new infections

Authorities announced 103 more deaths from the coronavirus, along with 1,498 new cases Sunday.

There are also a record 540 patients on ventilators.

Thessaloniki once more had the most new cases, with 305, followed by the Attica region, with 218, and Larissa, Trikala and Volos, all three in central Greece, with 84, 80 and 79 cases, respectively.

‘Non dom’ scheme picking up

In mid-October an official from a major consultancy firm appeared at a tax office holding a sizable dossier. It contained the details of 200 foreign taxpayers with large properties seeking to become Greek taxpayers and take advantage of the special "non dom" status. Most of them were people of Greek origin who had been living abroad for years, or second-generation Greeks.

Biden and the Greek-American community

National interest, rather than personal ties, is the key factor which determines a state's foreign policy-making - even more so when we are talking about the world's leading power. That said, the personal dimension remains part of the equation.

SEE Digital Rights Network Established

Nineteen organisations from Southeast Europe have joined forces in a newly-established network that aims to advance the protection of digital rights and address the growing challenges posed by the widespread use of advanced technologies in society.

Turkey rescues 26 asylum seekers in Aegean

Turkey rescued 26 asylum seekers who were pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish territorial waters in the Aegean, security sources said on Aug. 15. 

They were rescued from a dinghy off the coast of Foça district in Turkey's western İzmir province, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Turkey to fully protect rights in E Med, Libya, Aegean: Erdoğan

Turkey is fully focused on protecting its rights in the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya, and the Aegean, the nation's president said on Aug. 15.

Turkey is also focused on stopping terrorist groups in Syria and northern Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in Rize on the Turkish Black Sea, speaking to the public and local members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Turkey slams French-Greek Cyprus defense deal

A defense agreement signed between France and Greek Cyprus is against the 1960 treaties that provide equilibrium between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on the island and poses a risk for the already fragile stability and security, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a written statement over the weekend.

Erdogan calls Greek actions 'banditry'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey will not back down to threats of sanctions nor to incursions on its claimed territory in the Mediterranean Sea, where it is in a standoff with Greece.

A necessary agreement

From the signing of the Turkey-Libya agreement on maritime boundaries, it was clear that there had to be a response from the Greek side. The fact is that the above memorandum is completely illegal. International maritime law suggests that for there to be an agreement on maritime boundaries between nations they must have either adjacent or opposite coastlines.

The dangerous sophistries of Mykonos

The truth is that the coronavirus, like all viruses, is transmitted at all hours of the day, all around the world - despite initial speculation or hope - regardless of the season. It is the height of summer and Greece has more cases per day than it had in the spring.

Storms on Saturday in northern Greece

A sharp shift in weather is forecast from Saturday afternoon in northern Greece, with meteorologists warning of rain and thunderstorms, severe in some places, with hailstorms and strong winds also likely in parts.

Top Turkish diplomat to launch 3-day Latin America tour

Turkey's foreign minister will pay official visits to the Caribbean region next week, the ministry said on Aug. 14. 

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will attend the inauguration Sunday of Dominican Republic's President-elect Luis Abinader Corona, according to a statement that said Abinader will receive Çavuşoğlu after the ceremony.