Saying you're sorry and you're ashamed means very little when your actions do not prove it, Mr. President.
Some compensation and the repayment of your loans won't erase the memories of the atrocities your country committed but it is the very least you can do to prove your sorrow and shame are genuine.
Isn't it funny how the West is all bent out of shape over Crimea peacefully breaking away from the Ukraine but encouraged Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo to violently break away from Yugoslavia?
I would rather the West shut up completely as world peace is at stake.
Am I the only one who sees they have no right to talk after their silence on Iraq1, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq2?
Go find another country to victimise with your loans!
This man is part of the governing coalition that cannot protect the Greeks of Greece, how on earth can he claim that he can protect the Greeks of Ukraine?
This fellow has everyone after him: the guys in suits are trying to prosecute him, the guys in leather jackets are trying to shoot him!
The only question I have is: how are these guys in leather jackets related to those other guys in the suits???
It looks like Ukraine is well on its way to Westernisation: they have established tabloid journalism!
it looks like u are ,PSILA TA HERIA ..
Clearly, what we have here is a "government" resting on the backs of a mob, that is hell-bent on revenge: men of the security forces are being attacked and humiliated, Jews are fleeing Kiev and arrest warrants are being issued even against the Justice Minister who prosecuted Ms. Timoshenko!
And in the midst of all this, the West is rushing in to grant this illegitimate government a loan that will surely bring Ukrainians to their knees - as it did in Greece.
I think the article refers to those deported in 1964.
1955 was too long ago even for the liberal Turks!
Talk about the proverbial kiss of death...
I think this article may be referring to the Greeks that left
Turkey after the 1955 organised attacks on Greeks and their
property in 1955, in Constantinople.
It was organised by their govt where they transported Turks from other localities to participate in the attacks - look it up.
Greek properties were marked on the days prior to the violent attacks.
Greeks refer to the event as the "septemvriaka".
I doubt they will be paying any compensation which would act negatively on the finances of Turkey.
They are trying to look good now that they are economically on the "up".
Is this signalling of a "new generation of politicians" of Turkey (see grk prophecies)?
Are we closer to having some kind of reconciliation, a move to appear more civil or a decoy to other coming events?
Perhaps to distract us of wanting the seminary Halki to open again?
Will the Aegean hexamilia issue now be closer to some kind of resolution?
Will they acknowledge international law of 12 nautical miles of Greek borders in the Aegean waters, or not?
Eitherway, interesting since those that lost their properties 50s years ago may now be dead and may have no proof of ownership left for their offspring.
I guess the future will shed some light on their intentions.
now they can sit back and remember the abuse they did to health care in the past .every greek diserves what they get today ,they have only themselfs to blame .enjoy the pain .perhaps lessons can be learned.if i were to bet,NOT..
If the MPs are not being accused of anything they should not have their immunity waved.
The Justice department needs to convince us this is a criminal case because, so far, it seems like political persecution in disguise.
The "established" Greeks of Istanbul were not expelled as "part of a population exchange with Greece": they were thrown out - contrary to the Treaty of Lausanne - and their property was confiscated, as a punitive measure for the 1963 - 1964 troubles in Cyprus - which they had absolutely nothing to do with.
I note that the only ones who would be entitled to apply for Turkish citizenship are the ones whose mother's had it.
*What about the rest who had both parents with Greek citizenship?
*What about their properties? Will they be restored (plus 50 years of interest)?
*What about the Greeks forced to flee in 1955?
*What about their properties? Will they be restored (plus 59 years of interest)?
*What about the Varlik Vergisi? Will that be restored (plus 70 years of interest)?
*What about Cyprus???
Well, now we know where the government got their surplus that they have been boasting about: at the expense of the most vulnerable people in Greece!
I mean, if they were Greeks exiled 50 years ago, why would they want Turkish citizenship now? I'm not up with the events of the 60's, I was just a kid then and left shortly after. What am I missing here?
Το πουλακι πεταξε! All else is served for public consumption.
That's just great news! Now another hundred or so migrants will end up in Western Macedonia (Kozani probably) and some Greek politician with a brand new villa in Rhodes!
Thank God for foreign assistance. It helps feed the hunger of Greek corrupt politicians (is "Greek corrupt politicians" just redundant?)
Your probably inane enough to suggest that the current state of Ukraine is Russia's fault?
Need I remind you of some of your own words..
"In case you missed it. this was supposed to be a private conversation between two US diplomats. Of course Russia (the land that Snowden chose because they 'don't spy on other countries') happened to come across the recording! Where else do you think this dialog came from?
And, by the way, a lot us here in the US agree with Nuland. "F* the EU". There is no foreign policy by this 'Tower of Babel' of countries."
I guess you're a little upset because someone else has better eavesdroppers than yours eh?
considering how much surveillance the Israeli government has on the whole population, I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't have known that this was happening underneath their noses, do you?
I'll just paraphrase what my favorite hero and big-time philosopher (Giorgos) has said:
"As long as war is profitable, stuff like this is always going to happen.
Behind the rhetoric of wanting to destroy Israel, Iran will always buy weapons and intelligence to keep this facade going."
It doesn't take but two words, and the order that you use them in, to indicate where one stands on global issues.
Αχ, Γιωργάκι! Ηρωά μου!!!!
It makes sense. The arms went to the Americans. Had the Greeks intercepted them on their own, they'd have confiscated them until ownership could be established.
In other words the US Homeland Security told Greek authorities to seize these spare parts and they meekly complied.
Now, what kind of "Homeland" Security are we talking about when its tentacles reach all the way to Greece?
As long as war is profitable, stuff like this is always going to happen.
Behind the rhetoric of wanting to destroy Iran, Israel will always send weapons and intelligence to keep this facade going.
which warlords try to dictate global foreign policies.
Where are their WMDs, have they located them yet?
Or will they finally admit to their main objective?
War is a racket, follow the money trail.
Politics are a racket, again follow the money trail.