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Lausanne Treaty a ‘non-negotiable foundation stone’, gov’t spokesman says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s interview raises serious concerns and questions, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in a statement late on Wednesday night.He stressed that “the Greek government and the Prime Minister hope that the visit will give the opportunity to build bridges, not to build walls.”Moreover, he underlined...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Athens

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine, arrived in Athens on Thursday at 10:40.Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu welcomed the Turkish president at Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’.According to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ announcement, T...
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Official schedule of Turkish President Erdogan’s two-day visit to Greece

The Greek Presidency published on Wednesday the full schedule of the official two-day visit (Dec. 7-8) of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan to the country, following an invitation by Greek counterpart Prokopios Pavlopoulos.THURSDAY -Erdogan and his wife are expected to land in Athens’ International Airport at 10:30 o...
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Erdogan’s statement on Lausanne Treaty raises concern, ND’s Koumoutsakos says

“The interview of Turkish President (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) raised great concern. We hope that it will not prejudge his visit to Greece,” main opposition New Democracy (ND) Shadow Foreign Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos said in a statement on Thursday.“The insistence on calling into question the Treaty of Lausanne, which is the cornerstone for s...
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China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai arrives in Athens

China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai arrived at Athens airport at the head of a government delegation on Wednesday evening, where he was met by Deputy Economy and Development Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas.The focus of talks during Ma Kai’s visit to Greece will be on new technology, tourism and agri-food products. The Chinese vice premier is scheduled to h...
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Mitsotakis laments ‘chaos’ in central Athens during protest march

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis criticized the clashes between riot police and hooded youths in central Athens during a demostration marking the nine-year anniversary from the police killing of a high school student, saying that the government does not let the police do their job.“Clashes, molotovs [cocktails], smashing of...
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FYROM Premier Zaev to ANA: “We are asking Greece for its support and help”

FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev expressed his commitment, in an exclusive interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), to building a friendly relationship with Greece based on mutual trust, that will facilitate a resolution to the issue of his country’s name.Zaev directly called for “support and help from Greek citizens and, naturally, t...
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Stricter passport controls at EU countries are unpleasant but perfectly legal, Papadimoulis says

“The additional passport controls initiated by authorities in some EU member states are not a pleasant situation at all. However, it is provided by the Schengen Treaty,” European Parliament Vice President Dimitris Papadimoulis tweeted on Wednesday, following complaints that Greek nationals are subjected to stricter scrutiny when entering other EU...
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