Why local elections could be critical for Turkey’s political future

Ayla Jean Yackley, an Istanbul-based journalist covering Turkey with stories in The Financial Times, Politico, and other major outlets, joins Thanos Davelis to look at why we should be paying attention to Turkey's upcoming elections, which could be critical for the country's politics - from the ruling party to the opposition.

A way home for the ‘Lost Children of Greece’

In late December a petition was launched titled "Nostos for Greek Adoptees," asking the Greek state to recognize some 4,000 Greek-born adoptees from the post-war era - the so-called Lost Children of Greece. Dr Mary Cardaras joins Thanos Davelis to tell the story of the "Lost Children," and look at what steps can be taken from Athens to bring them back to their roots.

A year after Turkey’s devastating earthquakes

Nektaria Stamouli, the deputy editor in chief of Kathimerini's English Edition and Politico's Eastern Mediterranean correspondent, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss a recent trip with a team of international journalists to southeast Turkey that looked into the ways last year's devastating earthquakes continue to impact Turkey and the region.

Sustainability and tourism in Greece’s Cyclades islands

Yannis Palaiologos, a journalist at large with Kathimerini, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss how tourism and frantic development is impacting Greece's most popular islands in the Cyclades, and look into the efforts of a relatively new initiative called the "Sustainable Cyclades" project, which aims to put a spotlight on these issues.

Greece’s comeback and the demographic challenge

Nikos Konstandaras, a columnist for Kathimerini, joins Thanos Davelis to break down how Greece, given the position it finds itself in today, has a unique window of opportunity to push key reforms forward that would go a long way toward tackling some of the key challenges the country is up against, particularly the demographic challenge.