An association that aims to introduce the Aegean province of İzmir to Russian speakers recently launched its website. The Russian Speakers Friendship and Solidarity Association (RUSDER) website will provide information about local cultural events and archaeological sites in Russian, also bringing together the local Russian diaspora.
Four migrants are missing after a boat sank off of Turkey's Aegean coast in the early morning of June 28. While coast guard rescued 35 migrants off of the sinking boat, the search for the missing four is ongoing.
Athens-Ankara relations through prism of Greek people: ‘We are worried for the first time in a while’
Amid an escalating war of words between politicians in Athens and Ankara, we have asked Greek people what they think about the current relations between the two countries. Many are worried the situation could escalate further, perhaps resulting in a military confrontation.
Relations between Turkey and the European Union may indeed be back on track, but which track is that exactly? Just when I had given credit to EU-Turkey rapprochement, despite my usually pessimistic self, the usual flare-ups with Greece started up again.
Commercial yachts and sailboats will be allowed back in Turkish waters as of June 1, after almost two months of bans that aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Turkey's Aegean coast was the birthplace of "blue cruise", a term used for a vacation spent sailing on a boat, often a sailboat.
Serpil Kurtay reports: In a joint effort between Gökçeada mayor Ünal Çetin and bio-architect Merve Tekin Sezgin, a 'children's village' is planned to be established on the island, and will function as a place for children to take part in decision-making and creating infrastructure together.
It’s a spring day in Athens. Over 120 Greek musicians and performers gather on the steps of the southern slope of the Acropolis to sing in Turkish. They gathered to express their solidarity with the Turkish protest band Grup Yorum.