The US ambassador to Greece has tweeted his congratulations to the Greek Foreign Ministry upon the release of two Greek soldiers freed after months of detention in a Turkish prison.
Police in Athens have launched a criminal investigation after a man’s body was found with a bullet wound to the head in the city centre.
The death toll in last month’s deadly wildfire in eastern Attica rose to 96 on Tuesday, after a 68-year-old burns victim succumbed to his injuries.
Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to Greece by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release by a provincial court.
Greece’s defense minister said that he has extended an invitation to his Turkish counterpart following Tuesday’s release of the two Greek soldiers from Turkish jail pending trial.
Two Greek servicemen who had been detained in Turkey since early March for accidentally crossing the border in bad weather have been released from jail pending trial, Anadolu agency reported on Tuesday evening.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused Greece of escalating tensions in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, claiming that Turkey has always stood by Greeks in their times of difficulty.
The coast guard and traffic police were on standby on Tuesday to facilitate a final wave of people leaving the capital for their summer vacations ahead of the August 15 national holiday.
The president of Greece’s Union of Municipalities and Communities (KEDE), Giorgos Patoulis, has urged the government to improve accessibility for disabled people.
Coast guard officers on Tuesday were questioning a 41-year-old suspected people smuggler who tried to unload 55 undocumented migrants on the Dodecanese island of Kos on Monday.
Local authorities and government officials held a meeting on Tuesday in the village of Vrisa on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos to discuss the fate of monuments that were damaged in the devastating earthquake that struck last year.
The death toll from last month’s wildfires on the outskirts of Attica rose to 95, following the deaths of two burns victims, as a large blaze that broke out on the island of Evia on Sunday was brought under control on Monday.
Amid a freeze in confidence-building measures ordered by the Hellenic Armed Forces General Staff (GEETHA) over the detention of two Greek soldiers and reports of Turkish vessels harassing Greek fishermen in the eastern Aegean, Athens is now bracing for Ankara’s plans in coming days to drill for gas deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean and, possibly, within Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
The authorities have issued a weather warning for Wednesday (August 15), with heavy rain and storms expected in the northwest of the country, with the possibility of hailstorms and strong winds.
Greece is a “pillar of stability,” US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said on Monday, after he inaugurated a new museum in a border village in north-western Greece.
US President Donald Trump has approved a defense budget law delaying the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
Greek fishermen on the Dodecanese chain of islands in the southeastern Aegean say they are being harassed by Turkish Coast Guard vessels escorting Turkish fishing boats into Greek territorial waters.
Still reeling from the political backlash of last month’s devastating wildfires, the government is reportedly seeking to shift the focus of attention to Greece’s official exit from its bailout program next week.
The national federation of Greek hospital workers (POEDIN) has expressed alarm over the rise of West Nile virus cases and accused the government and the Attica Regional Authority of “proverbial indifference.”
Dozens of foreign nationals have been arrested at airports across western Greece this year while attempting to use fake passports to travel, it emerged on Monday.