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  • Unique Flagstones Of Rabat Tepe Raise Questions

    10/20/2005 4:53:40 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 511+ views
    CHN ^ | 10-20-2005
    Unique flagstones of Rabat Tepe Raise QuestionsThe discovery of 3000-year-old flagstones in Rabat Tepe has surprised archaeologists. Tehran, 20 October 2005 (CHN) -- The first season of archaeological excavations in Rabat Tepe led to the discovery of 3000-year-old 180x180 cm flagstone, which have never been seen before in any Urartu historical sites. Similar flagstones have been found in Ancient Rome and Ancient Iran historical sites. Rabat Tepe is located near the town of Sardasht in West Azarbaijan province of Iran. It is believed that hill used to be the capital of Musasir government about 3000 years ago. Before setting on...
  • War Looms In The Mediterranean And Threatens To Entangle The Great Powers

    07/29/2020 7:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    America and the United Kingdom would be wise to let Egypt, France, and Greece take the lead in balancing a dangerous and resurgent Turkey. With Americans focused on the anarchy in Democrat-led cities, a cryptic tweet from French President Emmanuel Macron on July 20 went out relatively unnoticed. Macron tweeted he had a great discussion with “his friend” Donald Trump about Libya.Within hours, the Egyptian parliament declared they had voted unanimous support for Egyptian President Al-Sisi to send in Egyptian troops and armor in support of battered Eastern Libyan forces on their back foot due to Turkish intervention. Anyone keeping...
  • Turkey to suspend research in waters disputed with Greece

    07/28/2020 8:33:51 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies
    Associated Press 17 hrs ago ^ | 7/28/2020 | By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY,
    Turkey will suspend research for oil and gas exploration in disputed waters in the Eastern Mediterranean that abruptly raised military tensions with neighboring Greece, a top Turkish official said Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his aides to put this on hold for some time, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk. Last week, Turkey announced plans to dispatch research vessel Oruc Reis and two support ships to carry out operations through Aug. 2 south of the Greek islands of Rhodes, Karpathos, and Kastellorizo. The islands are close to Turkey's coastline.
  • Containment of Turkey a far better strategy than confrontation

    07/26/2020 6:54:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Arab News ^ | July 26, 2020 | Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas last week warned Turkey over its drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean. The latest Turkish project is taking place in areas Ankara considers part of its exclusive economic zone, according to the maritime demarcation it agreed with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) last year. Tensions between Turkey and many other nations have reached new highs recently. Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia this month joined Greece and Cyprus in presenting a note verbale to the UN secretary-general outlining why the maritime delimitation jurisdiction agreed between Libya and Turkey should not be registered... Turkey is perceived...
  • War of Greek-Turkish Statements About Hagia Sophia

    07/26/2020 4:58:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Greek Foreign Ministry said that there was an irrational manifestation of religious and nationalist fanaticism in present-day Turkey, responding to Ankaras inflammatory statement about Hagia Sophia. The full statement of the Greek Foreign Ministry in response to the provocative statement of Turkey is the following: The international community of the 21st century is astonished to see the irrational manifestation of religious and nationalist fanaticism in present-day Turkey. Such manifestations have been condemned and are unworthy of a response, while they expose internationally those who express and fuel such beliefs.The representative of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Hami Aksoy, deemed Greece...
  • PM meets Tom Hanks, now a Greek citizen

    07/26/2020 7:16:46 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 72 replies ^ | 7/26/2020 |
    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his wife, Mareva, met Saturday with two famous recent Greek citizens. Mitsotakis published in his Instagram account the above photo, with Hollywood actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson showing their newly-minted Greek passports. @ritawilson and @tomhanks are now proud Greek citizens, Mitsotakis wrote.. The meeting took place on the island of Paros. Wilson, who is partly of Greek descent, and Hanks have long owned a house on the nearby island of Antiparos.
  • Goodbye, Greece

    11/02/2011 3:12:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    How does one say Goodnight, Irene in Greek? Or Show Me the Way to Go Home? Or, if neither of those classic festivity-enders does the trick, Hit the Road, Jack? In any case, the message needs to be sent: The party is over, and it is time for Greece to be shown the door, if the Greeks cannot find it themselves, and exit the eurozone. A Greek default appears to be imminent. The question is whether it is to be an orderly default or a chaotic one. At the moment, the odds are about even between those two possibilities. Prime...
  • EU crisis: Showdown with Turkey sparks military fears as Erdogan mocks Macron's threats

    07/25/2020 7:02:10 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 45 replies ^ | Sat, Jul 25, 2020 | | By OLI SMITH
    AN UNPRECEDENTED EU crisis looms as tensions between the Brussels bloc and Turkey escalate along its border, as Greece warns it will do "whatever is necessary" to defend itself from Ankara. Earlier this week, Athens vowed to defend its rights against "any type of threat" after Turkey confirmed plans to send oil-and-gas research vessels to the Eastern Mediterranean. Greek armed forces are officially on 'high alert' and are monitoring Turkish movements in the region. French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday gave his backing to Greece in the dispute. Mr Macron called for sanctions against Turkey, adding he will soon call...
  • War Between Greece and Turkey Is Now a Real Possibility

    07/25/2020 5:52:45 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 59 replies ^ | July 24, 2020 | by Michael Rubin
    There has never been any love lost between Turkey and Greece, but the danger of war between the two NATO members has not been this high since the Cyprus conflict more than forty-five years ago. In the past, Turkey and Greece have gone to the brink, but policies initiated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may very much push the two neighbors over the edge. reek and Turkish fighter jets engaged in mock dogfights this week over the Greek island of Kastellorizo, just a mile and a half from the Turkish coast, causing tourists to flee. Meanwhile, there is a...
  • Hagia Sophia: Greek president appeals to Pope Francis to put pressure on Turkey

    07/21/2020 7:24:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 21, 2020 | CNA
    Hagia Sophia: Greek president appeals to Pope Francis to put pressure on Turkey The president of Greece called Pope Francis Monday urging the pope to advocate for the preservation of the status quo regarding Hagia Sophia, which is due to be reverted to a mosque this week.In a phone call July 20, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou told the pope that Turkey’s decision “deeply hurts those who consider this top symbol of Christianity to belong to humanity and the world’s cultural heritage,” according to a statement from the president’s office. She said that the move should be “explicitly and unequivocally condemned” by...
  • Greece to Open First Underwater Museum in Alonissos [Alonnisos shipwreck]

    07/15/2020 9:41:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Argophilia Travel News ^ | July 11th, 2020 | ATN
    Greece is ready to open its first underwater museum beginning in August. The park, located off the coast of Alonissos Island in the western Aegean, will show-off the stunning marine life and a historic wreck off of Pertistera Islet. According to the news from ekathimerini, the site will be open to tours from licensed guides from August 3rd until October 2nd. The part will let amateur divers explore the 5th century BC wreck which carried a cargo of hundreds of amphoras of wine. The site is blessed with a wealth of archaeological treasures and incredibly rich sea life resulting from...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 7/10/2020 Newsdump Friday

    07/10/2020 9:13:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: President Trump commuting the sentence of Roger Stone...... How about "revenue raisers" or in plain language "higher taxes" to deal with tax revenue shortfalls and recovery from the coronavirus situation? Government officials across the country beginning to broach the subject. Among them New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy..... A Kentucky judge's order putting a cloud over Democrat Governor Andy Beshear's mask (muzzle) order..... "Over the past several week I have been asked repeatedly about what the Town of Eagar plans to do about Covid-19, masks, visitors, riots etc. It is somewhat alarming how many expect and almost invite a...
  • [Turkey's] Top Court Declares Hagia Sophia a Mosque

    07/09/2020 5:54:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/9/20 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican silent as verdict triggers geopolitical tremorsISTANBUL ( - In a historic verdict, Turkey's top court has returned the world's greatest Byzantine basilica to its previous status as a mosque after it abolished President Atatürk's 1934 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum. Turkey's highest administrative court, the Council of State, reached a unanimous verdict declaring that president Kemal Atatürk's cabinet had no right to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum as part of his secularist reforms and has rendered the decision unlawful. The court is expected to deliver its judgment Friday, but Turkish journalist Mehmet Ardıç, a close...
  • Patriarch Kirill: A Threat to Hagia Sophia is a Threat to the Entire Christian Civilisation

    07/08/2020 6:21:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    In a resounding intervention with multidimensional nuances on the issue of Hagia Sophia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow called not to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. In a statement, Patriarch Kirill stressed his deep concern over the calls of certain Turkish politicians to reconsider the status of Hagia Sophia as a museum, one of the greatest monuments of Christian culture. He highlighted that there have been different, sometimes rather difficult periods in the history of relations between Rus and Constantinople. But the Russian people responded in the past and respond now with bitterness and indignation to any attempt to degrade...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Calls Hagia Sophia's Transformation into Mosque Inadmissible

    07/06/2020 6:49:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/6/20
    Moscow, July 6, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has spoken against transformation of the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul, which currently has the museum status, into a mosque. "There must be no return to the Medieval Period. We live in a multipolar world, a multi-confessional world, and feelings of believers must be respected," head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion said in the Church and the World program of the television channel Rossiya 24. He admitted that modern Turkey had a predominantly Muslim population but said "there is no deficit of mosques" in Istanbul,...
  • Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu Is a Peacemakerand Don't Think the Left Will Mention It

    06/29/2020 8:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/29/2019 | P. David Hornik
    In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, released by Oman News Agency, Oman's Sultan Qaboos, left, receives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman. (Oman News Agency via AP, File) The “last decade,” notes James Sinkinson in a perceptive article, has seen a “sea change” in Israel’s ties with “key Arab states.” And that last decade is also the one in which Benjamin Netanyahu (again, after a stint in the 1990s) has been Israel’s prime minister — specifically since March 2009.True, conditions for enhanced Arab-Israeli ties have been propitious — particularly the behavior of regional bully Iran, a...
  • New Evidence Supports Modern Greeks Having DNA of Ancient Mycenaeans

    06/28/2020 3:18:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies ^ | June 22, 2020 | Stavros Anastasiou
    New emerging DNA evidence suggests that living Greeks are indeed descendants of the ancient Mycenaeans, who ruled mainland Greece and the Aegean Sea from 1,600 BC to 1,200 BC. The proof comes from a study in which scientists analyzed the genes from the teeth of 19 people across various archaeological sites within mainland Greece and Mycenae. A total of 1.2 million letters of genetic code were compared to those of 334 people across the world. Genetic information was also compiled from a group of thirty modern Greek individuals in order to compare it to the ancient genomes. This allowed researchers...
  • Greece warns Turkey that they are ready for war

    06/23/2020 6:50:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | - 2020-06-21 | Staff
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) On Saturday, the Greek Army announced its readiness to respond to any steps by Turkey, threatening to burn everyone who sets foot on Greek soil. A Greek news website quoted the statements of the Chief of Staff of the Greek Army, Constantius Florus, who did not rule out the occurrence of a military conflict with Turkey in the event that Ankara proceeded to cross the red lines, noting that the military conflict is possible, and no one can exclude this possibility. And if anything like that happens, this will not be limited to one point,...
  • Erdogan to Greece: We Dont Need Your Permission to Turn Agia Sophia into a Mosque

    06/11/2020 5:15:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 6/9/20
    Agia Sophia belongs to Turkey, and it can do with it as it pleases without Greece’s permission, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emphasized yesterday in the latest ongoing spat between Turkey and Greece over the fate of the iconic cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum. “Now they’re talking about Agia Sophia,” Erdogan said in response to Greece’s reaction to his own statements about reconverting Agia Sophia into a mosque. “They say, ‘You won’t turn it into a mosque.’ Are you from the Turkish administration?” he asked, reports Romfea. Turkey does not need to ask permission from Greece to change the status of the world-famous building,...
  • $3.75 billion investment in Israel's Leviathan gas reservoir a blow to BDS

    02/23/2017 7:15:50 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 23, 2017 16:09 | Sharon Udasin
    The announcement Thursday that the partners of the Leviathan gas reservoir will invest $3.75 billion in its development is a devastating blow to the BDS movement, Eli Groner, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. The development of Leviathan, which is scheduled to take about three years, constitutes both the largest energy project and financial investment in Israel in the country's history.