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Old player Varoufakis stages a comeback

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

He has been admired and criticized, even ridiculed, like few other public figures in Greece; he returned to Greece from various academic posts abroad to become an economic advisor to then- Prime Minister George Papandreou at the beginning of the Greek financial crisis in 2004; yet he eventually turned into a harsh critic of his policies

Comment(s) 5/1/2017

A discussion of Greek-Turkish ties over Orthodox Easter

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

I could not help but notice that several of our readers commented on my article last week about this year’s Easter celebration in Phanar, Istanbul

Comment(s) 4/24/2017

This Easter in Phanar

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

It had been a long time since I last spent the Orthodox Easter in the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the old neighborhood of Phanar.

Comment(s) 4/17/2017

Greeks, too, are apprehensive of April 16

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

As Turkey enters the last phase before its crucial referendum, its next-door neighbor is getting more nervous.

Comment(s) 4/3/2017

Dijsselbloem angers south European women

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

Until a few years ago, when before the leftist Syriza emerged as a dominant political power in her country, Sia Anagnostopoulou was best known as a professor of contemporary history with an emphasis on late Ottoman Empire.

Comment(s) 3/27/2017

After Netherlands and Germany, Greece?

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

The war of words between Ankara and Western Europe during the past weeks has shifted our attention from another longer war of words: that between Ankara and Athens, with its latest phase having started with the case of the eight Turkish officers accused of taking part in the attempted coup of July 15, 2016, who escaped to Greece

Comment(s) 3/20/2017

‘Nazis as words of history’

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

The use of the term “Nazi” by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and several members of the Turkish government against Germany and the Netherlands sparked a hot row between Turkey and two of its NATO allies, although the fire between Ankara and Berlin was eventually partially doused.

Comment(s) 3/13/2017

A call for maturity and wisdom

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

The anti-government media in Greece - and they are a big majority - have been very busy lately in attacking the leftist Syriza-led government

Comment(s) 3/6/2017

Kardak versus Imia: Oh! Not again

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

On the 21st anniversary of the Kardak/Imia crisis, at the end of last month, there was a marked tension between Turkey and Greece.

Comment(s) 2/27/2017

Economic crisis proving lethal

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

“The Greeks are dying!” The post on Facebook was both striking and frightening. A good friend, a retired Greek ambassador with years of service in Turkey and now a member of a small, extra parliamentary Euroskeptic party, supported his gloomy proclamation with updated statistics.

Comment(s) 2/20/2017

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