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Greek Cypriots demolish wall in island’s divided capital March 9, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Cyprus Occupied.
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Greek Cypriots demolished a wall early today along the boundary that splits Europe’s last divided capital, Nicosia.

“Tonight, we demolished a checkpoint on our side,” Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos said from Brussels. “Now we will see whether Turkey’s troops will withdraw so that the passage will be opened or not.”

Bulldozers began dismantling the wall late Thursday in an unannounced move Papadopoulos said was planned for more than 15 days.

“This is a first positive step as a sign of goodwill on behalf of our side,” government spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis said.

Earlier this year, Turkish Cypriots dismantled a footbridge in the area, angering Greek Cypriots and frustrating plans for a new crossing in the heart of the island capital. Construction of the bridge in late 2005 prompted Greek Cypriots to withdraw support for plans to reopen Ledra Street as an avenue cutting across the buffer zone that has separated the island since the Turkish invasion in 1974.

“With the removal of the wall the issue is not resolved…it does not automatically mean that Ledra Street opens,” Pashiardis said.

Cyprus has been divided between a Greek Cypriot south, representing the internationally recognized government, and a Turkish Cypriot north since 1974, when Turkey invaded following an abortive Athens-backed coup. The Turkish north is only recognized by Turkey.

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300 > Video with exclusive clips March 9, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Movies Life, Movies Life Greek.
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This video news story about Frank Miller’s 300 comes with some exclusive clips from the movie as well as interview segments with some of the cast and crew.

To access the story is simple. Just click this link > http://www.yourgreeknews.com/070306/

Once you review it, let us know of your opinion about 300’s impact on the Hellenic Community especially the Diaspora.

Enjoy the video!