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  • Greek coast guards fire at Turkish cargo ship in Aegean

    07/03/2017 10:15:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    http://naijaoversabi.com ^ | 7/3/17 | Lora Ball
    The cargo ship named M/V ACT was carrying steel from the southern port of İskenderun to İzmit in the northwest when the Greek coast guard called on the ship to divert its course to Rhodes, Turkey-based Deniz Haber Ajansı reported. Turk said the Hellenic Coast Guard opened fire after the Turkish-flagged ship refused to comply with instructions to dock at the port of Rhodes for an inspection. The Greek coast guard confirmed the incident, saying it approached the vessel and asked the captain to dock at Rhodes after the authority received an anonymous call saying drugs were being transported.The captain...
  • The Evolution of Yannis: From Turkish Nationalist to Jailed Greek Activist

    06/23/2017 10:59:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | June 23, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Yannis Vasilis Yaylalı, an ethnic Greek peace activist born in Samsun, was recently arrested by Turkish police in the Kurdish city of Şırnak, where he had been living since 2012. Yannis Vasilis YaylalıMeral Geylani, his partner and fellow activist, told the Armenian Weekly that four lawsuits have been filed against Yaylalı. Three of them are for “discouraging the public from military service” and one is for “publicly disrespecting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk” through his articles and social media posts about the 1914-1923 massacre of Pontian (Pontic) Greeks by Turkey.“On April 22, the day he posted his article about the commemoration of...
  • Turkey Uncensored: A War On Journalism

    06/19/2017 8:21:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Philos Project ^ | June 19, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Today, 167 journalists languish in Turkish jails, a figure reported by Turkey’s Platform for Independent Journalism (P24). Many TV stations, news agencies, newspapers, magazines, radio stations and publishing houses have also been shut down under state of emergency decrees since last year’s abortive coup.But pressures against the media is not a recent phenomenon in Turkey. It would not be an overstatement to say that since Turkey’s 1923 founding, violent as well as non-violent attacks against newspapers and journalists have been the norm in the country.Many Turks – including journalists – have recently been trying to get away from the pressures...
  • Lawsuit over Islam comments tests boundaries between controversial language and free speech

    06/04/2017 5:37:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Ekathimerini (Greek for "Everyday") ^ | 18.05.2017 | HARRY VAN VERSENDAAL
    In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion of secular Enlightenment values which she sees as being under threat in Europe from intolerant outsiders and the cultural relativism of the multi-culti left. Her enemies denounce her ideas as thinly disguised racism." data-caption="In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion of secular Enlightenment values which she sees as being under threat in Europe from intolerant outsiders and the cultural relativism of the multi-culti left. Her enemies denounce her ideas as thinly disguised racism." In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion...
  • The oldest known Marian prayer is from Egypt

    04/29/2017 8:02:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 623 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 28, 2017 | Philip Kosloski
    The "Sub tuum praesidium" was originally used in an ancient Coptic liturgy As we pray for the success of Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt this weekend, a perfect prayer to use is the oldest known Marian prayer, which in fact, traces back to the pope’s host country.The oldest known Marian prayer is found on an ancient Egyptian papyrus dating from around the year 250. Today known in the Church as the Sub tuum praesidium, the prayer is believed to have been part of the Coptic Vespers liturgy during the Christmas season. Read more: Saint Mark: Father of Coptic Christianity    The original prayer was...
  • Turkey Uncensored: First, They Came For the Armenians

    04/26/2017 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    April 24 marked the 102nd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Armenians around the world – as well those in the international community who care about human rights – remembered the 1.5 million victims of the genocide and paid homage to their legacy. The Armenian Genocide began on April 24, 1915, when the Ottoman Turkish government ordered the deportation of approximately 250 Armenian intellectuals.In the meantime, Turkey has been in a period of political turmoil – particularly following last year’s abortive coup. Since then, the mass dismissal of academics from universities seems to have become the norm in Turkey. According...
  • Greek court blocks second extradition request for Turkish soldiers

    04/25/2017 7:54:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 15:11 CEST | none stated
    A Greek appeals court ruled on Tuesday against Ankaras request to extradite three of eight Turkish soldiers who fled across the border to Greece after last years failed coup attempt.In January, Greeces top court had blocked the extradition of all eight men, who Turkey alleges were involved in efforts to overthrow the government. Ankara then filed a second extradition request.The court is expected to rule in the coming weeks on the five cases remaining from the second requestThe three majors, three captains and two sergeant-majors landed a helicopter in Greece on July 16 and sought asylum, saying they feared for...
  • Hidden Armenian and Greek Celebrities in Turkish Cinema

    04/20/2017 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | April 20, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Being a celebrity is often associated with having a certain lifestyle. Fame often brings fortune, privileges, and opportunities—whether they are career-related or not. Celebrities are thought to have an “easier” life, in which they get special treatment wherever they go—well, except for celebrities in Turkey who are Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, Jewish, or members of any other ethnic or religious minority. Sometimes, even being associated with them is considered unacceptable.Ayhan Işık, for example, was the most beloved Turkish leading actor in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He was also a movie producer, director, script writer, singer, and painter. He was nicknamed by...
  • Turkey: How the 3,000-year Greek Presence on the Aegean Shore Came to an End

    03/17/2017 5:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Philos Project ^ | March 16, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Tension is running high between Greece and Turkey. The cause? Turkish Chief of the General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar paid a visit to Imia, a pair of two small, uninhabited Greek islets in the Aegean Sea, on January 29. He was accompanied by the commanders of the Turkish land, naval and air forces.Imia which Turkey calls Kardak was a subject of yet another crisis in 1996 that brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war.Although armed conflict was ultimately averted, Turkey still claims that the islands are Turkish, even though the islands in the Aegean are...
  • Greeks in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction

    02/15/2017 7:02:26 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | February 15, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    This population decline of Greeks in Turkey has not been due to natural causes but rather the result of state-sponsored attacks and pressure. The current Greek population in Turkey is estimated at fewer than 2,000.  But this population decline was not due to natural causes; the Greek community has become nearly extinct due to many state-sponsored attacks and pressure.The largest attacks took place during the last years of the Ottoman Empire with pogroms and discrimination continuing until the present day.In 2007, the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) announced that “the Ottoman campaign against Christian minorities of the Empire between...
  • Swedish and Greek Archaeologists Discover Unknown City in Greece

    12/15/2016 1:52:25 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 16 replies
    University of Gothenburg ^ | December 12th, 2016 | University of Gothenburg
    Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have begun exploring a previously unknown ancient city at a village called Vlochs, five hours north of Athens. The archaeological remains are scattered on and around the Strongilovoni hill on the great Thessalian plains and can be dated to several historical periods
  • The Greek Sponge Divers of Florida

    12/02/2016 10:39:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    And that is how real sponges arrived in fancy bath stores and were sold in beautiful packaging Give me a word and I will show you that it comes from Greek. Mr. Portokalis, character in My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding Having experienced the excruciating ear pain from failure to equalize the pressure change underwater, I am in awe of any scuba diver who goes underwater to explore the depths of our oceans or, as is the case of pearl divers, to find exquisite pearls that adorn rare and expensive jewels. There are submersibles that operate at depths of 6,500 feet...
  • Greek police use tear gas, stun grenades to quell anti-Obama protesters in Athens

    11/18/2016 2:52:55 PM PST · by Hugin · 14 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 11/16/16 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades Tuesday in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama after they tried to enter an area off-limits to demonstrators.
  • Cowardice and Incompetence in the Persian Gulf The US Navy has Severe Problems

    07/06/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 52 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 6, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    <p>Last week, the Navy released the results of a lengthy investigation it had completed, concerning the conduct of one officer and nine enlisted sailors after they willingly surrendered their two Riverine Patrol Craft to the Iranians and were subsequently detained for 15 hours in the Persian Gulf last January.</p>
  • Legendary American Hero Steve Spiro Pisanos Passes Away at 96

    06/13/2016 3:55:39 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 6 replies
    San Diego Air & Space Museum ^ | June 2016 | unknown
    Retired Col. Steve Pisanos, a World War II ace who was decorated by four nations, has died, his family confirmed through the San Diego Air and Space Museum on June 9. Pisanos was 96. Born in Athens, Greece, Pisanos [sometimes spelled Pissanos] came to the United States in 1938. He joined the British Royal Air Force in 1941 and served with an Eagle Squadron until American members were absorbed by the US Army Air Forces 4th Fighter Group. Pisanos was then commissioned a USAAF lieutenant. On May 3, 1942, Pisanos became an American citizen during a ceremony in London, England,...
  • "No Problem" Mentioned By Egyptair Pilot In Last Contact: Greek Official

    05/19/2016 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2016 | AFP
    Athens (AFP) The pilot of an EgyptAir flight that vanished over the eastern Mediterranean early Thursday with 66 people on board, had not mentioned a problem in his final contact, the Greek civil aviation said.
  • Who Wrote the Books of the Bible?: New Book Addresses Historical Origins of the Bible

    02/16/2007 2:06:00 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies · 1,290+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | Feb. 16, 2007
    LAPORTE, Ind., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- C. Jack Trickler presents a clear and accessible study of the people who wrote the books of the Bible, their motivations and the historical, political and social settings in which they wrote in his new book, "A Layman's Guide to Who Wrote the Books of the Bible?" (now available through AuthorHouse). Trickler discusses his own theories, as well as those of other religious scholars, to offer a thorough, well-researched argument. "When you get into the Bible, you see enough evidence that the Bible was written by humans that you have to say, 'Well, who...
  • Watch: Amazing Rescue Video Of Goat Hanging From Power Cables By Its Horns

    03/31/2016 7:29:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/30/16
    This goat got into trouble after kidding around on some power lines. The animal somehow managed to trap itself by its horns on overhead cables, leaving it dangling from a hillside above a 20-ft drop to a road. As this amazing footage shows, the goat was caught in the lines and couldnt get down. It had to be removed by a team of men, who used a ladder to tie a rope around the animals leg, before one of them pulled the goat back to the hill and set it free.
  • Reminiscence of Greek Asia Minor before Armenian Incident

    01/15/2016 10:05:45 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Freep | 01/14/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Afieroma - Dedication or Reminiscence - A Greek Word that Never Made It Into English Afieroma sten Smyrne - Reminiscence of Smyrna - Videos of old Greek-Asia-Minor music Don't pry into things a people don't discuss with outsiders. That said, Greek music is fascinating from Turkish-dominated lands before the Armenian incident. Other Greek music shows a pronounced Arabic sense, why is this? I'm not a musicologist, however, it seems indisputable that a certain vocal tendency in women's singing among the descendants of the former Asia-Minor, Greek lands, centered perhaps around Smyrna, uses a kind of high, warbling, expressive vocal sound,...
  • Jesus Claus and Santa Christ

    12/22/2015 2:07:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    It's that time of year for us to realize how far societies tend to veer from the true essence of things. We live in a desperately superficial culture that is too often satisfied with veneers. If it's shiny, new and untouched by real life, it strangely gives us the false assurance that it will last forever. Anyone can package up junk, put a nice shimmery bow on it and pass it off as the got-to-have-it-or-you'll-die item of the season. Even when what's inside is genuine and something we truly need, too many are content with the outer misleading packaging. We've...