Greece, Turkey Try to Calm Tensions (The Wall Street Journal)

Greek and Turkish leaders vowed to work on easing bilateral tension after meeting in Ankara on Tuesday but strained to paper over a dispute born out of the 2016 failed coup against Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Greek parliament set for historic Macedonia name vote (Al Jazeera)

Athens, Greece – On Thursday night, Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are due to put to rest a 27-year dispute over the latter country’s name.

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Greeks bridle at historic deal to split Orthodox church from state (Religion News Service)

ATHENS, Greece (RNS) — The government of Greece and the Orthodox Church may be headed for breakup next month under a historic deal negotiated in secret between Archbishop Ieronymos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

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Joint Ventures: Greece Cultivates Business Opportunities in Cannabis (The Wall Street Journal)

ATHENS—Christa Pappa quit her job as a research biologist last year to concentrate on her real career ambition: selling marijuana.

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Official recognition for Ukrainian church roils Orthodox world (Religion News Service)

ATHENS, Greece (RNS) – In a few days, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, the foremost leader in the Eastern Christian church, is scheduled to recognize the newly founded Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

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European Court Rules Against Greece Over Shariah Law (The Wall Street Journal)

ATHENS—Europe’s top human-rights court ruled on Wednesday that Greece failed to protect a Muslim woman from discrimination, and deprived her of property rights, when it made her follow religious rather than civil law on inheritance.

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Muslim widow caught between Sharia law, Greek courts in legal drama (The Washington Times)

ATHENS — Hatice Molla Sali will discover Wednesday whether she faces a life of poverty in her twilight years. That is when the European Court of Human Rights is expected to rule on the 68-year-old Muslim widow’s case against an Islamic court in Greece that deprived her inheritance from her husband under Islam-based Shariah law.

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Angry protests on anniversary of Greek teen’s police shooting (Al Jazeera)

Athens, Greece – Athens police have battled hundreds of protesters late into the night after demonstrations marking the 10th anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police, which has become a rallying cry for anti-authority movements and left wingers in Greece and beyond.

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Anger Over Old Terrorists Upsets New Friendship Between Greece, U.S. (The Wall Street Journal)

ATHENS—The potential release from prison of a notorious Greek terrorist is drawing protests from the U.S., testing the Greek government’s newly close relations with Washington.

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Greek official blows the whistle on refugee costs (Al Jazeera)

A senior Greek official has described the way the government buys migration-related services as “chaos,” after Greece’s top court ordered an inquiry into the handling of European Union funds paid to Athens to assist with the refugee and migration crisis.

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