Friday , July 10 2020

Greece

Erdogan signed decree that opens Hagia Sophia as a mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not wait long to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. In zero time, he signed the Presidential decree that opens Hagia Sophia for Muslim prayers. He posted the decree on Twitter less than an hour after the court’s ruling earlier on Friday. Erdogan commented …

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Police officer off duty allegedly prevented arrest of protester

A police officer off duty has allegedly prevented the arrest of a hooded protester on Thursday during the demonstration against the bill to curb rights to public gatherings. The Special Guards division of the Greek Police made a denouncement against their colleague and one Special Guard even filed a lawsuit …

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Turkey’s top court rules Hagia Sophia can be converted into a mosque

Turkey’s top administrative court, the Council of State, on Friday annulled the 1934 decree by Ataturk’s government that turned Hagia Sophia from a mosque into a museum. The long-awaited ruling opens the way for Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia to be converted into a mosque again. Shortly after the Council of …

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Greece: Mandatory “negative” Covid-19 test for tourists via Promachonas

Greece took drastic measures on Friday to contain the spread of coronavirus especially after the increase of infections among tourists via the Promachonas border-crossing with Bulgaria in the North. The measure requires that tourists will have to show a “negative” Covid-19 test before they can enter into Greece via Promachonas. …

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New Alert: At least 29 travellers tested positive at Promachonas

New alert in northern Greece on Friday, after at least 29 travellers were tested positive to Covid-19. The travellers, holidaymakers from Bulgaria and Romania entered the country via the Promachonas border-crossing with Bulgaria. According to Skai TV, a total of 12,000 people from EU countries crossed Promachonas on Thursday and …

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UNESCO warns Turkey: Hagia Sophia may lose World Heritage status

The UNESCO is warning Turkey of converting the Hagia Sophia into a mosque just hours before the country’s top administrative court announces its decision Friday afternoon. UNESCO must be notified of any change in the status of Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia museum and the changes may have to be reviewed …

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SOS Children’s Village, seniors from nursing home evacuated due to wildfire in Vari

Firefighters evacuated children of the SOS Children’s Village facility as wells as 120 seniors from a nursery home in Vari, south-eastern Attica, Friday noon after the area was blanketed in smoke from a nearby wildfire. The evacuation was ordered as precaution measure and both children and seniors were transferred to …

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Majority of Greeks concerned about coronavirus after borders opening

Majority of Greeks are concerned about the coronavirus pandemic in the country after the opening of the borders and the increase of new infections. According to a public opinion survey conducted by PULSE on behalf of Skai TV, 64% of respondents have expressed concern. 6 out of 10 Greeks stated …

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Greece:- The health authorities and the Government are particularly concerned about the incoming cases of coronavirus from the northern borders,

We can even reduce the risk of the epidemic spreading, epidemiologists say. But even if strict measures are not taken, we will face a significant problem. The health authorities and the Government are particularly concerned about the incoming cases of coronavirus from the northern borders, the impact of which on …

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Ireland’s Paschal Donohoe voted new chief of Eurogroup

Ireland’s Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe was elected Thursday to head the group of eurozone finance ministers known as the Eurogroup, beating rival candidates from Luxembourg and Spain. 45-year-old Donohoe will take over from the outgoing president Mario Centeno on Monday and will serve a two-and-a-half-year mandate until the end of …

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