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Greek, Turkish DMs hold brief meeting on sidelines of NATO session

A tepid first "warming" in now frosty Greek-Turkish relations came on Thursday, as Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos met with his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, on the sidelines of a NATO DMs' meeting in Brussels.

According to an official announcement by the Greek side, both ministers underlined the importance of maintaining open channels of communication.

33 migrants pushed back by Greece rescued

Turkish Coast Guard teams have rescued 33 irregular migrants pushed back by Greece in two operations conducted off the Aegean province of İzmir.

New ferry service launched between Thessaloniki, İzmir

Despite the growing tensions between Greece and Türkiye, the ports of Thessaloniki and İzmir were connected by ferry as of Oct. 12.

The maiden voyage was set from Thessaloniki to İzmir with "Smyrna di Levante," a vessel that is 160 meters in length and 23 meters in width and is owned by the Greek-based shipping company, Levante Ferries.

World theater companies to take stage in Istanbul

The 26th Istanbul Theater Festival is all set to amuse its visitors by presenting 24 plays and dance performances from Türkiye and abroad beginning from Oct. 25 to Nov. 26.

Greek PM to receive members of high-level Japanese business/industrial delegation on Thur.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday morning will meet with representatives of major Japanese companies visiting the country, part of a delegation of Japan's Keidanren, the country's pre-eminent business federation.

The last time such a high-profile Japanese business delegation arrived in Greece for meetings was 17 years ago.

Greek PM Mitsotakis tours Pella and Edessa

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is visiting Pella and Edessa on Tuesday, was given a tour of the Pella Museum and its archaeological site by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and the head of the local antiquities office, Elizabeth Tsigarida.

Erdoğan to meet Putin in Astana: Turkish official

Türkiye on Oct. 11 called for a ceasefire in Ukraine ahead of a meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the Kazakh capital Astana.

"A ceasefire must be established as soon as possible. The sooner the better," Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in an interview with the TVnet broadcaster.

Pepco opens new store in Greece at Avenue mall

Pepco is opening its new store in the Avenue shopping center.

According to an announcement, the new store will be ready at the end of November in the AVENUE shopping center.

The store will be 380 m2 with items for the whole family and for the home, on the 1st level, reinforcing the "value for money" profile of the Shopping Center.

Piraeus Bank – Resolute: Agreement to provide real estate services in Greece

Piraeus bank and Resolute reached an agreement for the firm to provide real estate services in Greece.

According to a relevant announcement, in this context, Piraeus Real Estate Management Sole Proprietorship ("PREM") was acquired by Resolute Hellas Sole Proprietorship S.A. ("Resolute Hellas").

Editorial: When the war ends

The prevalent and essentially pessimistic scenarios regarding international politics project that the energy and inflation crises will get worse, that the Russo-Ukrainian war will be protracted, that Putin is prepared and ready to use nuclear weapons, and that the planet will be in a state of upset and plunge into geopolitical and other, multifarious crises.