Tag: Greece


Erdogan Challenges Greece Over Alleged Airspace Violations

Turkish president warns Greece it will pay a ‘heavy price’ if it harasses Turkish fighter jets over the Aegean. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Greece it would pay a “heavy price” if it continues to harass Turkish fighter jets over the Aegean and hinted at military action. The two uneasy NATO neighbors have longstanding sea and air boundary disputes which lead […]


Turkey vs. Greece: A New Conflict Escalating In Europe

After the failed military coup in 2016, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged as one of the most powerful politicians Turkey has ever seen. Since Erdogan’s re-election as the President, Turkey has sought to exert his power in parts of the Middle East and Europe. He recently converted the Hagia Sophia, built by the Emperor Justinian I in 537, once the […]


Turkey And Greece In Tongue Fight Over Hagia Sophia

Turkey and Greece are in a war of words over the conversion of Istanbul’s Church of Hagia Sophia, to now the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. This comes on the heels of Islamic prayers held at the ancient site for the first time in 90 years. Built in 537 as the patriarchal cathedral of the imperial capital of Constantinople, it was […]


100 Best Things To Do In Greece

Prior to its independence in 1832, Greece was not a common destination for tourists; its popularity began an upward swing in the late 50s, reaching its apex in 2000 (13 million tourists, nearly twice the country’s population). Today tourism is the main Greek industry, with all the social and ecological problems that bring. A poor country whose economy has been […]


Greece: The Voice Of The People

There is an old maxim that says, “The voice of the people is the voice of God.” Certainly, this must be the thought that the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, is harboring as the Greek people in a referendum overwhelmingly voted “no” to side with him against austerity measures being imposed by the country’s European creditors. Late last month, […]