Showing posts with label Greeks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greeks. Show all posts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gökçeada, (“Imbros” in Greek), Greek high school will not open in 2014, after 50-year closure

Gökçeada’s Greek High School was unable to open this year, after the Education Ministry did not grant permission on the grounds that the school’s building was not physically prepared for the academic year as of Sept. 1.

Gökçeada’s Greek community established the İmroz Education and Culture Association on April 18 to open the high school on the island.

After remaining closed for 50 years, the Private Gökçeada Greek Primary School was reopened in 2013. Located in the island’s Zeytinli village, the school only had four students from the small minority population.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

China, Greece vow to intensify military ties

China and Greece on Monday pledged to enhance cooperation between the two countries' armed forces.

During his meeting with Mikhail Kostarakos, the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong spoke highly of the 42-year-old diplomatic relations between the two nations, saying that the military cooperation has achieved a lot.

China is willing to work with Greece to promote the development of military-to-military ties in multiple areas and levels, Fan said.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Turk-Greek post-war soccer friendly ends after 84 years

The first friendly soccer match between Turkish and Greek soccer teams – interrupted by downpour in its third minute 84 years ago – ended Saturday in a 5 – 5 draw, on the Greek island of Chios.

The 2014 replay saw Greek club Lailapas face Turkish opponents Karsiyaka, both wearing kits identical to those the two sides were wearing during their abortive clash over eight decades ago.

Karsiyaka mayor Huseyin Mutlu Akpinar was among several who switched teams mid-play, firstly captaining Karsiyaka and then scoring a goal for Lailapas.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Turkish, Greek teams to complete football match 84 years after kick-off

Photo: hurriyetdailynews
 On May 10, two teams from both sides of the Aegean Sea will face off against one another to finish a football match that began 84 years ago.

Turkey’s Karşıyaka, from the western province of İzmir, will meet with Lailapas, from the Greek island of Chios, to complete a football match that was halted on Dec. 7, 1930, after just three minutes due to bad weather.

“This game symbolizes the fraternity between the two peoples, I hope this game counts as a step towards better relations between the two sides,” said Lailapas team coach Michael Kottakis.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Farmers in Northern Greece [Macedonia] Ready to Stage Roadblocks. -News from real macedonia

Farmers in northern Greece [Macedonia] are ready to stage roadblocks over new tax regulations.

Motorcades of 20-50 tractors are waiting at key crossroads and road junctions, ready to block highways in case farmers' representatives agree on such a measure during their meetings, according to reports of Sega daily.

On Saturday, farmers met with Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras but the talks yielded no results.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Seizure of Nuns Stokes Syrian Christian Fears.

DAMASCUS,  December 8 (Lee Keath, Associated Press) - Syrian Christians offered prayers Sunday for a group of more than a dozen nuns and orphanage workers held by rebels for nearly a week, fueling fears in the minority community that they are being targeted by extremists among the fighters seeking to oust President Bashar Assad.
The seizure of the 12 Greek Orthodox nuns and at least three other women is the latest attack to spark panic among Syria's Christians over the strength of al-Qaida-linked militants and other Islamic radicals in the nearly 3-year-old revolt against Assad's government.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Greek minority school set to reopen with two pupils in Turkey...

An elementary school for the Greek minority on the island of Gökçeada (“Imbros” in Greek) will reopen on Sept. 16 after 49 years of being closed, but with only two students.

The Hagia Todori Elementary School is reopening after Turkey’s Education Ministry accepted on March 28 the demand to open a school for Greek minority on Gökçeada, an island off the northwestern province of Çanakkale.

The school, which was opened in the island’s Zeytinli village in 1951 as the Hagia Todori Elementary School, was closed in 1964.

After the Education Ministry’s decision, the school has been prepared to be reopened for the new semester, but with only a tiny proportion of its 72-student capacity. Three teachers and one janitor will accompany the two students as the sole crew of the school.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Minorities in Turkey tagged by ‘race codes,’ official document reveals

An official document penned by the Istanbul Provincial Education Directorate has surfaced, revealing that Turkey’s population administration system has been recording citizens who have Armenian, Jewish or Anatolian Greek (Rum) origins with secret “race codes.”

The Armenian-Turkish weekly newspaper Agos published as its headline story on Aug. 1 a report on an official document that openly states “citizens with Armenian origin are coded with ‘2.’” 

The implementation is reported to have been in place since 1923, the foundation year of the Turkish Republic.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bulgarian Winter Resorts (Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo) Expect Greek Visitors Boom

Nikos Kapa (Bansko)
Bulgarian winter resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo expect to be the hit for Greek visitors for Christmas and New Year's Eve.
The Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, reported Sunday that Greek tour operators have registered interest only for short travels to relatively cheap destinations due to the debt crisis and all packages in Bulgarian resorts have been sold out.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

How the Greeks can get their marbles back

Enthroned goddess
Australia: 18 Oct 2012 
The Parthenon Marbles will never be handed back to Greece on cultural grounds. That would upset the status quo of museums and collectors worldwide. But any reference of artefacts to present day religious significance sends tremors down the spine of curators of museums, as it would, undoubtedly encroach upon issues of Human Rights.
This must be the basis of the argument for Greece to regain the Parthenon Marbles. In 1801, Greece was under the occupation of the Turks. The Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire at the time, bribed the Turks in order to get permission to hack away at the sculptures of the Parthenon. Elgin filled over 100 large packing cases with friezes, metopes and figures from the pediments and shipped them to England where they were sold to the British Museum in 1816 for £35,000 to pay his debts.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Greek tourist visa holders refused entry to Australia

Australia/17 Sep 2012
29 Greek citizens holding tourist visas were turned back at Melbourne Airport in 2011-12 according to the Australian Immigration Department.
Neos Kosmos understands that the refusals were made because Immigration officials believed that the individuals concerned were not engaged in tourist travel, but were looking for employment.
The right to work in Australia is forbidden under the conditions of a tourist visa.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Oz media attacks Greek tradies

Greek community launch attack on Australia’s media for publishing racist slurs ....
Αυστραλία: 27 Aug 2012 (neoskosmos)
Leaked documents in which the Australian PM calls one tradesman a “Greek bullshit artist” and purposely mocks the work provided by tradesmen of Greek heritage that were published in The Australian and The Age [1] have offended and outraged the Greek community. One related story in The Courier Mail that went as far to reference the article in question with an image of a Greek soldier at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Athens has been touted as “utterly unacceptable” and has been coined as sensationalist journalism by the Australian Hellenic Educators Association.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Αυστραλία: Το «μπέρδεμα» της Γκίλαρντ με Έλληνες

Αυστραλία: 24 Aug 2012 (neoskosmos)
Την «τιμητική τους» έχουν πάλι οι Έλληνες στα πρωτοσέλιδα των αυστραλιανών μέσων ενημέρωσης, με πρωταγωνίστρια την πρωθυπουργό, Τζούλια Γκίλαρντ, και μια ιστορία που πάει πίσω 17 χρόνια.
Τότε η κ. Γκίλαρντ δεν ήταν καν βουλευτής.
Ήταν δικηγόρος του μεγάλου δικηγορικού γραφείου Slater & Gordon και είχε σχέση με τον Μπρους Γουίλσον του συνδικάτου AWU.
Ο τελευταίος κατηγορείται ότι καταχράστηκε μισό εκατομμύριο δολάρια από το συνδικάτο. Η κ. Γκίλαρντ ήταν όμως και δικηγόρος του.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Australia: AMAC take fight to human rights commission

Australia: 20 Aug 2012
The Australian Macedonian Advisory Council (AMAC) took their fight to the Victorian Human Rights Commissioner this week over a decision made by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) that they believed prohibited racial vilification. This followed a VCAT decision in September to dismiss their complaint against newspaper entitled Australian "Macedonian" Weekly in September 2011.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Διαμαρτυρία για τις δηλώσεις Κάμερον ότι «θα κλείσει τα σύνορα» στους Έλληνες

Τον πρέσβη του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου κάλεσε ο γγ του ΥΠΕΞ κ. Ι.Α. Ζέπος ...
Τη θέση της ελληνικής πλευράς για τις δηλώσεις του Βρετανού πρωθυπουργού, Ντέιβιντ Κάμερον, ότι η βρετανική κυβέρνηση εξετάζει το ενδεχόμενο να κλείσει τα σύνορα για τους Έλληνες πολίτες εάν η Ελλάδα βγει από την Ευρωζώνη, μετέφερε ο γενικός γραμματέας του υπουργείου Εξωτερικών στον Βρετανό πρέσβη στην Αθήνα.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Macedonia News el: Every Greek is an ambassador for Greece ...

I am a Greek, who was born in Egypt and who migrated to Australia with my parents at age seven. I always had the strong sense that I am Greek and I have always been proud of that. It was mainly my parents who cultivated this love for my country from a young age, however, I believe that what also played a big role is the fact that we lived, and still live, far from our country of origin. This has created the need to become more connected with our culture.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Macedonia News el: Aid for Greeks wanting to study in Australia ...

Macedonia News el
(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2])
Australia 4 Jun 2012 (neoskosmos)
Education company Let's Go Study Australia has a new batch of seminars and courses for Greeks interested in studying in Australia.

The seminars will take place in Athens and Thessaloniki throughout June and aim to educate and inform Greeks on how to get access to education in Australia. Let's Go Study Australia has also set up two new offices in Athens and Thessaloniki.
To register for the seminars visit

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Macedonia News el: Glenti for top end ...

Macedonia News el
(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2])
Australia 1 Jun 2012 (neoskosmos)
The Greek Glenti in Darwin is just around the corner, so be sure to leave the weekend of 9 - 10 June free to celebrate in the largest ethnic party in the Northern Territory.
The Greek Glenti, held at historic Bicentennial Park in Darwin, is a fun and vibrant festival where the Greek community shares their culture, food, wine, dance and music with locals and visitors. The Glenti consists of local and interstate entertainment and acts and besides being able to eat Greek food, you can see people wearing traditional Greek clothing, be enlightened by the Greek culture, listen to Greek music, and see traditional dancing and much more.
The Greek Glenti will be held at Bicentennial Park in Darwin on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June at midday.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The genocide:Dean Kalimniou teaches us what lessons we can learn - if any - from the Pontian Genocide...

Australia 1 Jun 2012
Unless you are an apologist for Ottoman ethnic cleansing, the three great genocides of the early twentieth century and prior to the Holocaust, are generally held to be the Armenian, Assyrian, and what we term Pontian genocides. The discontinuity in the titles of these genocides is apparent from the outset. While the first two denote or describe an entire people, the latter, defines not a nation but the inhabitants of a geographic region, namely the Pontic region around the Black Sea. By strict definition then, the Pontians could be anyone of the Greek, Turkish, Laz, Armenian, or Kurdish traditional inhabitants of the region, yet by convention, they are generally held to be those of Greek origin.
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