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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson officially became honorary citizens of Greece

Winner of two awards "Oscar" Tom Hanks and his wife actress Rita Wilson officially became honorary citizens of Greece. Reported about it at himself on instagram, the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

He published a photo on which poses together with his wife Chenopodiaceae Grabowski and Hollywood couple.

Turkey has condemned the reaction of Greece on prayer in the Hagia Sophia

The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey Hami Aksoy condemned the reaction of the Greek authorities on the first namaz in a mosque of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the rally in Thessaloniki, which participants burned a Turkish flag.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not a manifestation of strength and proof of the weakness of Turkey. According to him, Turkey violates the peace, "challenging the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus and insulting the culture of the XXI century through such actions."

Prime Minister and Patriarch tawadros II denounced the translation of Hagia Sophia to a mosque

Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Friday with Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II, most of the meeting was devoted to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and its transformation into a mosque, the press service of the Prime Minister.

"During the meeting they had the opportunity to exchange views about the various activities of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate on the African continent, as well as on important contemporary issues such as the situation with the pandemic. Much of the discussion focused on the status of the Hagia Sophia and turning it into a mosque, with both sides expressing disappointment with the decision, which is a blow to the peaceful coexistence of religions and an unprecedented insult to the world heritage of UNESCO", - stated in the message.

In Greece assessed the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean

The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region, two days after Turkish alerts about research in the area of the island of kastellorizo remains stable, the Greek government is watching the situation and taking measures on all fronts, said government spokesman Stelios Petsas at a briefing on Thursday.

The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. Greece claims that the area is in its exclusive economic zone. The Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country. Turkey has called the claims of Greece regarding the seismic studies to be unfounded.

Putin and Greek Prime Minister discussed the situation with the Hagia Sophia

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the situation with the Holy Sophia, stressed the cultural and spiritual importance of this unique facility, the press service of the Kremlin.

"Discussed the situation in connection with the change of status of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. It was emphasized exceptional cultural, historical and spiritual significance of this unique world heritage site", - stated in the message.

The Greek Premier also discussed with the Ministers of Turkey, the source said

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Greek government is watching the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean "with patience and willingness," said a government source.

According to media reports, the Hellenic Armed forces are on high alert because of the intent of Turkey to begin the study near the island of kastellorizo and lead them to 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area, for this reason the Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country. The district also left 15 Turkish ships.

The Greek Premier also did not rule out discussion on Turkey at the extraordinary EU summit

The EU summit did not discuss the subject of Turkey, it can be raised in September at the extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the EU countries, said Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a briefing after the summit.

Reporters asked whether Greece's "allies" in the issue "stringent sanctions" against Turkey.

Greek Prime Minister hopes that the EU summit will find way out of impasse

Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis believes that Europe cannot be divided in the face of unprecedented financial crisis and the EU summit needs to find a way out of the impasse.

The EU leaders for two days of unsuccessfully trying to agree on a bailout Fund for economic recovery and the formation of the multi-year budget. Sunday is the third scheduled day of the summit of EU leaders.

In Greece assessed the situation with the spread of the coronavirus

Opening the borders of Greece still has not had a significant impact on the epidemiological situation in the country, said government spokesman Stelios Petsas at a briefing on Thursday.

Greece from 1 July resumed direct flights to most EU countries, have earned the airports on all the Greek Islands.

Secret negotiations of Greece with the Turks angered the Greek public

The government of Greece held in Berlin in secret negotiations with Turkey, despite the decision of President Tayyip Erdogan to make the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul,. The announcement sparked outrage among the Greek public, the opposition demanded an immediate clarification.

On the negotiations said Tuesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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