x

Society

Remains of 17 Greek Soldiers Killed During Turkey’s Invasion in Cyprus Return in Greece

NICOSIA – Relatives of the 17 Greek soldiers who were killed in fighting during Turkey’s 1974 invasion, stand in front of the coffins with identified remains during a solemn ceremony at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Lord’s Wisdom in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus.

On Friday, the remains will be returned to Greece on a Greek Air Force transport aircraft. Most of the 17 soldiers were serving with the Greek military contingent that was stationed on the island at the time. Turkey invaded in the wake of a coup mounted by supporters of uniting the island with Greece.

Greek soldiers carried the coffins with identified remains while a Greek Orthodox priest blessed them during the ceremony.

RELATED

NICOSIA - A Cypriot District court rejected a petition by 64 people to strike down as unconstitutional government regulations requiring COVID-19 vaccination certificates to enter indoor and outdoor venues, the Attorney-General's office said on Jan.

Top Stories

Society

ATHENS — A severe weather front has hit Greece, with below-freezing temperatures and snowfall in many parts of the country, including the capital Athens and many Aegean islands.

Events

BROOMALL, PA – The community of St Luke in Broomall held the annual cutting of the Vasilopita event on January 23.

Society

ATHENS – Women in Greece – those who survive – are coming out to report domestic violence that has become endemic in the county, with 5,705 cases in the first 10 months of 2021, when there was a rash of femicide.

Video

Ouzo Talk Latest Podcast Features My Greek Odyssey’s Peter Maneas

SYDNEY – The latest episode of the Ouzo Talk Podcast for the Greek diaspora is now available, with Peter Maneas, host of the TV series My Greek Odyssey, joining Tom Skolarikis and Nick Athanassiou in the studio to discuss the hit series.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.