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Turkish PM’s visit to Athens may signal easing of tension

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

President Tayyip Erdoğan likes to hit out at Europe over its “mistaken” attitude toward Turkey.

Comment(s) 6/19/2017

Is May ‘a dead woman walking?’

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

“I would like to say how very pleased I am with the result and how very pleased I am to have had the overwhelming support of my colleagues in the House [of Commons] and the people from the party in the country,” she said, standing outside her official residence at Number 10 Downing Street, but refusing to answer any questions from the crowd of journalists and photographers.

Comment(s) 6/12/2017

Will terror halt May’s slide?

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

It still feels like yesterday, although it was in the autumn of 1981

Comment(s) 6/5/2017

Do the Europeans want to squeeze out Tsipras?

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

For Greece, last week was a bad week. First, the government could not secure an agreement on a relief of its huge debt in a meeting with finance ministers of the Eurozone and the IMF on May 22.

Comment(s) 5/29/2017

Hagia Sophia becoming a bone of contention once again

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

It is the middle of May, almost two weeks before the end of the month, and high on the agenda came, once again, the issue of the Hagia Sophia.

Comment(s) 5/15/2017

Will Macron be able to deliver?

ARIANA FERENTINOU writes:

At the time when this article was being written, we knew that most opinion polls were giving the frontrunner centrist Emmanuel Macron a 20-point lead over his opponent Marine Le Pen.

Comment(s) 5/8/2017

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

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