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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed with the head of the Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop Ieronim response to the transformation of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the press service of the Prime Minister.
The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court - July 10, annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis called from Corfu, where he is on the trip, the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew and expressed its "solidarity and support", reported the press service of the Prime Minister.
The Mitsotakis called Bartholomew on the following day after the decision of Turkey to make the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul the mosque.
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis condemned the decision of Turkey to make the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, and said that this will affect Turkey's relations with Greece and the whole world community.
The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court on Friday annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there.
Vaccine COVID-19, when it is developed, should become a global public good, to spread around the world without using in the name of profit, Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the world conference on international initiative Coronavirus Global Response, which is supported by the organization Global Citizen.
According to him, the threat the world needs a global response.
The Greek government urged citizens to take the public transport run on electricity and promises a lot of incentives. The authorities promise to potential buyers of the grant, savings, low or zero taxes, free Parking and, of course, clean air.
Only in the first stage, the government subsidizes 100 million euros over 18 months for the purchase of a new car type. It is expected that grants will cover 25% of the cost of approximately 14 thousand new electric cars, benefit in conjunction with the environmental bonus and the respective tax benefits will be close to 10 thousand euros.
Chief of the General staff of national defense of Greece General Konstantinos Floros said about the readiness of the armed forces to react and prevent any action of Turkey and "burn" someone to invade the country. As the channel Open, Flores stated this during a meeting with accredited in the Ministry of defence correspondents.
"A week ago the chief of the General staff, Flores skydiving, along with other members of the armed forces, sending a message of warning Turkey. Now, talking about Turkish aggression in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, he left no doubt about how to respond to the Greek armed forces if Turkey violates Greek sovereignty - "he who sets foot on Greek land, we first burn, and then will ask who it is," - said the TV channel.
Greece and Egypt resumed talks on the delimitation of the exclusive economic zone between the two countries, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias following the visit to Cairo.
Dendias on Thursday visited Egypt, he was received by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In the course of negotiations with Minister of foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh shoukry discussed bilateral and regional issues, special attention was paid to the demarcation of Maritime zones, the events in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Museums open in Greece on Monday after three months of quarantine for pandemic coronavirus.
All cultural institutions were closed on March 13. Month ago earned the archaeological sites, including the Acropolis.
In Greece in connection with the growth of coronavirus will strengthen the control over compliance with prevention at the local level, additional measures will be taken, if necessary, reported the press service of the Prime Minister of Greece.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister's residence held a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is devoted to the study of data on disease coronavirus.
The Minister of national defense of Greece Nikos Panayotopoulos said that Greece for the protection of its sovereign rights, ready for anything, including military actions against Turkey in case of provocations.
The Minister told the TV channel Star.
Athens municipality intends to radically change the face of Moscow's historic centre, to give visitors the opportunity to become better acquainted with historical and archaeological sights of the city.
The municipality has prepared a massive beautification project of the center called "long walk in Athens" - from the center will remove a significant portion of vehicles, widen the sidewalks, install benches, planted thousands of trees and shrubs.