National strategy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit thankfully came to a close Friday afternoon without further incident after a tough first day in Athens.

That said, during his visit to the Muslim community of Komotini in the Greek region of Thrace, Erdogan addressed the crowds gathered outside a local school, something which had not been agreed with the Greek authorities.

Archaeologists Find Alexander the Great, Lysimachus' Iron-Making Center underneath Thracian Mound in Southeast Bulgaria

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,300-year-old facility for iron production and a provincial governor's residence - which appear to have been used by Emperor Alexander the Great and his successor in Thrace, Lysimachus - underneath what originally seemed like an Ancient Thracian burial mound located near the town of Knyazhevo, Topolovgrad Municipality, in Southeast Bulgaria.

A student to die for! (20 SEXY PHOTOS)

Her name is Anastasia Stefanidou, she is a student at Democritus University of Thrace where she is studying Political Sciences.

But what is makes the social media go crazy about her is not her views on ideologies and political systems.


It’s her amazingly sizzling hot body she just cannot show enough of at her Instagram account.

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Turkey Offers Scholarships to Bulgaria, Western Thrace

Turkey on Thursday offered to waive off university fee for Turkish minority students from Bulgaria and Western Thrace, Anadolu Agency reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu announced the decision as he received Chairman of Western Thrace Advisory Board Ibrahim Sharif and his delegation at the Cankaya Palace, the prime minister's office in the capital Ankara.

Turkish PM said to visit Greece next week

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is expected to visit Greece on Monday, Kathimerini reports quoting unnamed sources on both sides of the Aegean.

The sources did not rule out talks between Yildirim and political leaders in Athens before the Turkish premier travels to Thrace to attend an iftar (fast-breaking) Ramadan meal in Thrace, northeastern Greece.

Five of Greece's regions among EU's least competitive

Five Greek regions are listed in the bottom 10 of the European Union's Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI), which is published every three years and is based on the approach of World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index.

These regions are the Ionian Islands, Western Greece, the Peloponnese, Central Greece, and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

Turkish man arrested by Greek police at Komotini

A 54-year-old Turkish national was arrested by Greek police in the northern city of Komotini while attempting to enter the country from Turkey. The suspect tried to cross into Greece through the Nymphea border check point, but was apprehended after the Greek authorities ascertained he had an outstanding international arrest warrant on charges of drug trafficking.

PM Tsipras: Alexandroupolis will become transport hub

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said the port of Alexandroupolis would be transformed into a powerful transport hub during his official tour in the region of Thrace, in northeastern Greece. In his speech the Greek PM announced the construction of works connecting the railways of the city with the Bulgarian port of Burgas, as well as the upgrading of the roads in the wider Thrace region.

Weather to turn from Monday night, with storms spreading across country

The unseasonably good weather is to take a turn for the worse with rain and storms forecast to begin in the northwest of the country on Monday and spread across the country over the coming days.

According to the National Meteorological Service (EMY), there will be hailstorms in parts too and stormy winds of between six and nine Beaufort.