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Greece and Turkey trade barbs as Erdogan visits Athens


ATHENS Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievances. | Video


In ruins of Greek economy, factories turn to exports to grow 06 Dec 2017

THESSALONIKI, Greece Nikolaos Bakatselos, chief executive of Pyramis, one of Greece's last surviving stainless steel sink makers, says he can hardly keep up with new orders. But fewer than ever are going into Greek kitchens.


Greece, Turkey seek closer ties with Erdogan visit, but no quick fixes 06 Dec 2017

ATHENS/ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will make a historic visit to Greece this week, a sign that relations between the two countries are improving, although a long list of grievances remains on both sides.

Greek banks beat target in push to shrink bad loan mountain- central bank 05 Dec 2017

ATHENS Greek banks made further progress during the fourth quarter in reducing their exposure to doubtful and non-performing loans, central bank data showed on Tuesday.


Greece, lenders reach deal on reforms under bailout review 03 Dec 2017

ATHENS/BRUSSELS Greece and its euro zone creditors reached a preliminary deal on Saturday on reforms Athens needs to roll out under its bailout programme, a move that could pave the way for the country to leave the aid plan in August.


Greek police raids find explosives, nine held over links to banned Turkish group 28 Nov 2017

ATHENS Greek police found bomb-making equipment and detonators in raids in Athens on Tuesday and were questioning nine people over suspected links to a banned militant group in Turkey ahead of an expected visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week.


ESM chief says Greek aid loan needs may be smaller than previously expected 26 Nov 2017

BERLIN The head of the euro zone's European Stability Mechanism (ESM) bailout fund has told a German newspaper that Greece was making good progress with its reform drive and it may not need as much credit as previously planned.


Greek pensioners protest against government that 'took everything' 23 Nov 2017

ATHENS Several hundred elderly Greeks marched through Athens on Thursday, protesting against a government they say "took everything" with a new round of cuts to pensions and crumbling health care benefits.


Greece sees primary surplus at 3.82 percent, GDP growth 2.5 percent in 2018 budget 21 Nov 2017

ATHENS Greece said on Tuesday it would post a better-than-targeted primary surplus of 3.82 percent of gross domestic product in 2018 and build on this year's economic upturn.


Exclusive - Greece to overshoot budget surplus targets in 2017, 2018: government official 20 Nov 2017

ATHENS Greece expects to overshoot its budget surplus targets for a third consecutive year in 2018, a senior government official said on Monday, an outcome that could help ease the austerity burden imposed on a recession-weary population.