Greece’s Borders Are Fully Guarded, FM Dendias Says

ATHENS – "The country's borders are being guarded and will be guarded fully," Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview with "Thema Fm" radio on Wednesday, adding that the fence in Evros will be constructed to deal with the influx of migrants that Turkey is using as a threat, both against Greece and against Europe.

"The fence is entirely on Greek soil and with space between the country's borderline and the fence. In other words, there is a safety section in front of the fence toward the border. That has always been the case," Dendias pointed out, while he clarified that the fence does not run along the entire length of the River Evros and will not hinder the work of Greek farmers.

Regarding the reasons why the forces in Evros have been strengthening in recent days, Dendias noted that "it is obvious that the Turkish side has appointed officials with such a remit at a ministerial level, which naturally creates concern in our country," while he also cited statements by Turkish officials indicating a possible resumption of migrant flows seen earlier in the year.


ATHENS — For decades, Britain and Greece were able to differ, largely politely, over the world's toughest cultural heritage dispute: What's the right place for some of the finest ancient Greek sculptures ever made, which have been displayed in London for more than 200 years but which Greece vocally wants back.

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Rosalynn Carter’s Intimate Funeral is Being Held in the Town Where She and Her Husband Were Born

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Rosalynn Carter received her final farewells Wednesday in the same tiny town where she and Jimmy Carter were born, forever their home base as they climbed to the White House and traveled the world for humanitarian causes.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are considering holding a formal vote next month to authorize the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden as the party looks to legitimize a process that has yet to yield any direct evidence of wrongdoing by the president.

JERUSALEM (AP) — It has become an Israeli mantra throughout the latest war in Gaza: Hamas is ISIS.

ATHENS – As the 100th anniversary of her birth approaches on December 2, the tributes to Maria Callas continue – literally all over the world.

NEW YORK – Ahead of The Hellenic Initiative’s 11th Annual New York Gala on December 2, honoree Ted Leonsis, the well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist, shared his thoughts with The National Herald.

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