Alexis Tsipras

Greece Angered by Erdogan’s Proposal to Turn the Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed converting the fabled Hagia Sophia into a mosque on Sunday. The Greek government responded with anger on Monday, pointing out that the Hagia Sophia was the seat of Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.

The interior of the Hagia Sophia's dome showing the Madonna and Child in the center. The Islamic panels were added centuries later after the Muslim conquest of the city. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Macedonia Name Deal Going Nowhere Fast in Greece

The deal struck by the Greek and Macedonian prime ministers to end the 30-year argument over what the Macedonian republic should be called is making little progress through the Greek government. On Tuesday, an influential member of the governing political coalition announced he was ready to bring the entire government down if the name deal moves forward.

Macedonia president refuses to sign Greece name deal

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Toasts ‘Great 20th Century Revolutionary’ Fidel Castro

Radical leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was among the few leaders representing Europe at an hours-long event commemorating the life of dictator Fidel Castro in Cuba, praising the brutal tyrant as an “international symbol of struggle and resistance” who “inspired political and social changes in Latin America.”

Cuban President Raul Castro (C-R) stands next to Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C-L) during a massive rally at Revolution Square in Havana in honor of late leader Fidel Castro. Castro -- who ruled from 1959 until an illness forced him to hand power to his brother Raul in 2006 …

Greece’s Hard Left Government Moves To Reduce Influence Of Church

(REUTERS) – Greece on Monday unveiled plans to revise its constitution, formally proposing a clearer distinction between the state and the powerful Orthodox Church, changes in how the president is elected and limiting terms of lawmakers in parliament.

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Defiant Greece Tells Global Creditors: We Will NOT Cut Government Pensions

ATHENS (AFP) –  Greece’s prime minister on Sunday said his government will not give in to “unreasonable” demands as the debt-ridden country braces for critical negotiations with international creditors on the thorny issue of pension reform. The warning came just days

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Erdogan Rebukes Fans Who Boo Greek Anthem, Not Moment of Silence for Paris

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the boos and cries of “allahu akbar” from Turkish fans at a soccer game against Greece this week, chiding fans for booing the Greek national anthem but not mentioning that fans also appeared to boo a moment of silence for the victims of last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

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UN: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Condemns ‘Unilateral Measures’ on Syria

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged listeners at the UN General Assembly Thursday to avoid “the same old recipes” to solve conflicts, and warned against “unilateral action” to solve problems like the civil war in Syria, which may put Tsipras at odds with his Russian allies.

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Greece: Anti-Semitic 9/11 Truther Minister Resigns Hours After Tsipras Appointment

Greece’s Former Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Dimitris Kammenos failed to last 24 hours in the job, as his appointment by leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was immediately followed by the resurfacing of a number of offensive anti-Semitic tweets, including one implying Jews were responsible for the September 11 attacks in America.

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