The General Consulate of Greece in Melbourne announced today that “following the Joint Decision of the Minister of Internal Affairs, of the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and of the Minister of Foreign Affairs No.17889 (Official Gazette B’ 1384 from 24.04.2017), the 9th of February, also known as Dionysios Solomos (8 April 1798 – 9 February 1857) Commemoration Day has been declared as International Greek Language Day”.
The President of the Earthquake Planning & Protection Organisation, Efthymios Lekkas told radio “Athina984FM” that he estimated more tremors would follow after the 4.4R magnitude quake that rocked Athens, late Monday night. “I believe that the activity (seismic) will continue given the fact that there are small faults in the region”, he said.
The Turkish president has called US-backed Syrian Border Force using Kurdish fighters a “terrorist army,” vowing to “drown” it before it’s complete. He also added that military preparations against Kurdish-held Afrin are ready.
“Our duty is to drown this terrorist force before it is born,” the Turkish leader said on Monday, as cited by AP.
In the forthcoming negotiations in New York under Matthew Nimetz on the FYROM name dispute, the country’s Foreign Minister Nikolay Dimitrov said in his statements that there is no proposal yet, but that both Greece and FYROM have encouraged Matthew Nimetz to present an initial framework that will guide the necessary progress.