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Did Turkey and Greece attempt to gain control of NATO nuclear weapons to use on each other during the Cyprus crisis of 1963-1964?

The following quote from an article on arstechnica.com, talking about PAL codes required for arming US nuclear missles, states that Turkey and Greece were attempting to gain control of nuclear weapons ...
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Did the Greeks provide Turks with ammunition during the Greek War of Independence to save Parthenon?

The following anecdote can be found in the History Revealed magazine from January 2015. In 1822, during the Greek War of Independence, Turkish troops found themselves under siege at the Acropolis ...
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Do civil servants in Greece receive 3 days of holiday for donating blood?

Greek civil servants get three days leave for donating blood. A civil servant would be allowed to donate blood twice a year. This means, he could claim an extra 6-day leave. I cannot tell, if ...
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Did Yanis Varoufakis tweet to Lagarde about repaying dues?

There's a screenshot of a Twitter status circulating suggesting that at 1:19 AM - 1 Jul 2015 Yanis Varoufakis tweeted: @Lagarde sorry for the delay. I am really trying to pay the due but I cannot ...
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Do Greeks evade taxes by not finishing their houses?

I've heard this claim several times: Q: Why are there so many unfinished houses in Greece? A: as long as the house is not finished, they don't have to pay building tax for it. So the leave it ...
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Did classical Greeks claim that “children were generated solely from the fathers sperm”?

I just read on a site about Greek mythology: It may seem odd for Metis to have been pregnant with Athena but, never mentioned as her mother. This is because the classic Greeks believed that ...
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Did Thales conduct experiments in electricity?

Many school texts and other popular sources claim Thales of Miletus conducted experiments in electricity, showing amber to attract feathers, for example, supposedly. However, I can find no verifiable ...
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Is the Greek government rounding up “undesirables” into internment camps?

This petition claims that, having begun by building internment camps for migrants, the Greek government has gone on to "round up": Drug users Sex workers Transgender people ... and is imprisoning ...
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Could greek euro notes become forcibly converted to drachmas?

The british MP John Redwood recently claimed in the Daily Mail that It’s unlikely, but what you could have is a situation whereby Greece had to leave the eurozone and their euros were ...
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Are there more Greeks driving Porsche Cayennes than paying high-rate tax?

The following claim has been attributed to economist Professor Herakles Polemarchakis. A couple of years ago, there were more Cayennes circulating in Greece than individuals who declared and ...