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Leon Saltiel: Glimmers of hope in battling Greek antisemitism

By George Gilson

When 44-year-old Leon Saltiel was growing up in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest, the Jewish community, which once constituted the majority group, remained introverted and did not talk about their Jewishness, even 40 years after the city's Jews were deported and 95 percent of them were exterminated in Auschwitz.

Turkish Coast Guard saves 77 migrants pushed back by Greece

Turkish Coast Guard teams have rescued 77 irregular migrants pushed back by Greek authorities in two separate operations conducted off the western province of İzmir's Dikili district on June 8.

The first team patrolled the Dikili coasts upon notifications that some migrants on a dinghy were floating on the sea.

Leon Saltiel: Glimmers of hope in battling Geek anti-Semitism

By George Gilson

When 44-year-old Leon Saltiel was growing up in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest, the Jewish community, which once constituted the majority group, remained introverted and did not talk about their Jewishness, even 40 years after the city's Jews were deported and 95 percent of them were exterminated in Auschwitz.

Greek President: Support for dialogue with Turkey, military ready at any moment

Amidst Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent barrage of invective against Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with whom he refuses to speak, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou reached out to Turkey for a restart of an earnest dialogue based on international law.

Ellinikon: Casino agreement inked

The operating license of the Casino Company (EKAZ) for a wide range of activities in the Metropolitan Pole of Ellinikon - Agios Kosmas and the construction of a hotel, conference and exhibition center and a gathering place for sports or cultural events was signed today, June 8, 2022, by the Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras, as a representative of the Greek State, and the Athens IRC Conce

Tourism Min.: Greece 3rd most popular destination for visiting Brits

"In the midst of the multiple crises we have been facing internationally for the last three years, our country's tourism product has proven to be extremely resilient. Travelers from abroad who visit Greece, continue to give a vote of confidence in our country", noted the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias, in an interview given to OPEN television channel.

AHEPA Europe in Odessa

Meeting of A. Zapounidis with D. Dohtsis, Consul General of Greece in Odessa

Ankara says Greek officials need permission to visit eastern Aegean islands, cites 953 Greek ‘violations’

After months of declarations from top Turkish government officials that Greece's sovereignty over a number of its islands in the eastern Mediterranean is contingent upon Athens demilitarising them, now Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has reportedly decided that he wishes to forbid Deputy Defence Minister Nikos Hardalias from visiting the said islands without Ankara's permission.

Mitsotakis warns Ankara not to test its territorial claims on the ground

Amidst a barrage of Turkish threats and claims of sovereignty over a series of Greek islets of the eastern Aegean by the Turkish defence ministry, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis today warned Ankara not to even think of testing its territorial claims on the ground.

Turkey expects proper answers from Greece over militarized Aegean islands

Turkey has sent two letters indicating that Greece violates the international law by arming the islands with the de-militarized status in the Aegean Sea, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, calling on Athens to give proper answers to Turkey instead of escalating the tension.

The First Liquefied Gas Tanker for Bulgaria from the USA has Arrived

The first liquefied gas tanker from the United States has arrived, the Ministry of Energy told BNT.

In all probability, it will be unloaded at the Greek terminal Revithoussa and the blue fuel will arrive in Bulgaria via the gas connection near Petrich.

Annalena Baerbock for Greece: I am visiting one of our closest partners in Europe

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock talks about a visit to "one of our closest partners in Europe", describing her upcoming trip to Athens. She also emphasizes the importance she attaches to keeping alive the memory of the atrocities committed in the country by the forces of the Nazi occupation.

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