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Syria and the Greek revolution

Flags of Syria and Greece

Two hundred years ago, it was the Greek freedom fighters who sought to enlist the assistance of Syria in their quest for independence DEAN KALIMNIOU Currently, tens, if not hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria have or are travelling to Greece, in order to seek refuge from the brutal war that has blighted their homeland, a war that has ... Read More »

The Greek crisis, 173 years earlier

Blessing of 1821 Revolution by Metropolitan Germanos

DEAN KALYMNIOU It is common knowledge that the 1821 revolution secured Greece’s independence. What is generally not known, however, is that the independent state of Greece was set up for financial failure from its very outset. In 1824, a loan of £472,000 pounds was secured on the London Stock Exchange to finance the campaign for independence. This offering was oversubscribed ... Read More »