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Your guide to Sunday’s Turkish elections, and what they mean for Greece

Since March 2014, Turkish voters have gone to the ballot box five times; two parliamentary elections, one local election, one presidential election and one constitutional referendum. Tomorrow, Turkey is heading …

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Godsiblings and avoiding ‘incest’: navigating the rules of Orthodox baptisms

It was time to baptise our son in the Greek Orthodox Church. He was now 10 months old, and I knew the priest wouldn’t be pleased; he preferred babies to …

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Macedonian maladroitness

In the 90s, which is the time that most Greek-Melburnians became aware of the ‘Macedonian’ issue, the natural inclination of the community was to express its solidarity with the Greek …

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Macedonia malign

Though the omens were there for those who could read them, it was an article in what is now the oldest newspaper of northern Greece, Macedonia, that provided the spark …

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‘The modern purpose of a royal family in Greece doesn’t exist’

The story, posted on the ABC News website, makes for a very fascinating read: “For five very brief hours in 1981, Prince Nikolaos was allowed to enter the country his …

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Civilisation beaten in a brawl between left and right as ANU Centre for Western Civilisation dumped

With friends like the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who needs enemies? The proposed Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation at the Australian National University (ANU) died in the trench warfare …

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Why ‘Prince’ Nikolaos?

A photographic exhibition by Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark is being launched at the Hellenic Museum in Melbourne. Titled ‘Phos: A Journey of Light’, the photos were captured in …

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ΚΕΦΙ

“Do you know why we Greeks are so successful?” the bright-eyed, animated lady with the most luminous teeth asked me as she adjusted her necklace, upon which was strung a …

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The artist formerly known as Prince Nikolaos

The timing could not be better. At a time when people are still drooling over Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding, the Hellenic Museum is welcoming a prince, albeit not in …

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Fall of Constantinople a victim of culture wars

On Monday May 28, Cory Bernardi tweeted “Mourn/Commiserate the Fall of Constantinople to the hands of the Islamic takeover”.  The leader of the Australian Conservatives suggested people visit a “Church …