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The primate of the Cypriot Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, underwent colon surgery on Monday, OrthoChristian.com reports.

The archbishop, born Herodotos Dimitriou in 1941, is 77 years old.

Archbishop Chrysostomos has spent his entire life serving in the Church. After losing his father at age 10, he entered the Monastery of Ayios Neophytos in Paphos at age 12. He was ordained as a deacon in 1963 at the age of 22. In 1968, he enrolled in the Theological School of the University of Athens, and graduated in 1972.

In October of 1972, he was elected as the abbot of Agyios Neophytos Monastery, and in November he was ordained as a priest and elevated to the rank of igumen. He was elected as the Metropolitan of Paphos and consecrated as a bishop in February 1978. Archbishop Chrysostomos later began the primate of the Cypriot Orthodox Church in October 2006.

His Beatitude has come under fire in recent years for his conservative remarks on topics such as immigration and homosexuality. In 2016, the archbishop revealed that the Church was contemplating creating its own school system, with nurseries, elementary, middle and high schools being created over the next several years, aimed at instilling children with traditional, Orthodox morality.

The primate identified homosexuality as “an aberrance and a sin,” saying “It is not something normal. It is unnatural.” In this light he noted that the proposed schools will aim to form upright, moral citizens, “direct[ing] children away from homosexuality.”

In response, Cypriot LGBT “rights group” ACCEPT announced it would report the “incident” to the Attorney General as hatred due to sexual orientation or gender identity, although the case seems to have gone nowhere.

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HI’s Michael Nevradakis discusses Greece’s economic "recovery" & EU political crisis on Fault Lines Radio

The realities of Greece’s “exit from the crisis” and the EU’s attitudes towards Southern Europe were covered in today’s interview.

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Michael Nevradakis, Hellenic Insider’s “head insider,” was interviewed today on Radio Sputnik’s “Fault Lines” program, which airs on Radio Sputnik US, broadcasting on 105.5 FM and 1390 AM in the Washington DC area.
In this 20-minute interview, Nevradakis largely focused on Greece’s so-called economic “recovery” and the decades of austerity which the current SYRIZA-led government has committed to, drawing parallels with the recent political crisis in Italy. He discussed examples with the democratic will of voters in Europe was overturned, as well as first-hand experiences with EU technocrats and their attitudes towards Southern Europe. The Macedonia dispute was also on the agenda, but due to a lack of time, the discussion will be saved for a new, forthcoming broadcast.
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“Fault Lines” is hosted by Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan. More information is available here: https://sputniknews.com/radio_fault_lines/.

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AUDIO: HI's Michael Nevradakis on the Skripal case, refusal of Greece and Cyprus to expel Russian diplomats

Hellenic Insider editor Michael Nevradakis spoke to Radio Sputnik’s Fault Lines on the possible reasons why Greece and Cyprus have not expelled Russian diplomats.

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Michael Nevradakis, Hellenic Insider’s “head insider,” was interviewed once again today on Radio Sputnik’s “Fault Lines” program, which airs on Radio Sputnik US, broadcasting on 105.5 FM and 1390 AM in the Washington DC area.
In this 20-minute interview, Nevradakis discussed the ongoing Skripal case, possible reasons why Greece and Cyprus have not expelled Russian diplomats from their respective countries, the disconnect between public opinion and official policy in EU and NATO member states, and the “diplomatic boycott” several countries have declared for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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“Fault Lines” is hosted by Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan. More information is available here: https://sputniknews.com/radio_fault_lines/.

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Aggression against Greece by Turkey shows Muslim leader's true colors

Erdogan refuses to back down from threatening Greek islands and Cypriot interests – What kind of EU or NATO partner nation is this?

Seraphim Hanisch

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, is not backing down from his country’s intimidating behavior towards Greece. This, from a nation that is supported by NATO and wants to be a full part of the European Union. From Greek Reporter:

After a four-and-a-half hour session in Ankara, the country’s Security Council decided to not [pay] heed to the EU warnings about Turkey’s provocative behavior against Greece in the Aegean and in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.
Turkey claims that certain Greek islands in the Eastern Aegean belong to Turkey and challenge the Lausanne Treaty. At the same time, they don’t recognize Cyprus’ right to explore for gas and oil and claim that Turkish Cypriots of Cyprus’ northern occupied part have equal rights to the [Exclusive Economic Zone, or] EEZ.
On Monday, Erdogan met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Varna, Bulgaria and discussed issues pertaining to the Mediterranean. In particular they talked about the refugee issue, Turkey’s accession to the European Union, and Turkey’s behavior towards EU Member States Greece and Cyprus.
Juncker and Tusk said that Turkey’s challenging the sovereignty of certain Greek islands in the Aegean and its blocking of exploratory ships in Cyprus’ EEZ do not constitute good neighborly behavior for a country that wants to be part of the EU.
During the meeting, Turkish officials said that it is Greece’s attitude that does not constitute good neighborly behavior, according to Turkish media. It was decided that Turkey will continue to protect its interests and defend its rights at any cost.
Regarding Turkish military operations in northern Syria, the country’s Security Council also decided that they should continue unabated.

This behavior from Erdoğan is undoubtedly aggressive, and his behavior towards the Greeks is one example of several situations this leader has been bellicose about. In addition to threatening Greece, he has also alternately threatened Russia, the United States and Syrian interests, due to his wish to get rid of the Kurds along the Syrian – Turkish border at Afrin.
In addition, according to this report from The National, Erdogan has raised threats against Iraq as well.

Had this been a case of mere patriotism, it would not matter as much. But Mr Erdogan’s fantasies are dictating Turkey’s foreign policy. Having breached the sovereignty of Syria by deploying his forces in Afrin, he is now threatening to intervene militarily in Sinjar in northern Iraq.
Mr Erdogan’s threat on Monday to the sovereign government of Iraq, threatening to do “what is necessary” if Ankara’s wishes weren’t immediately fulfilled by Baghdad, was delivered with the hauteur of a sultan. The president’s claims that he is taking action against insurgents from the Kurdish Workers’ Party does not legitimise his aggression. Mr Erdogan is plainly pushing to see what he can get away with; he is effectively justifying Turkey stamping on the sovereignty of other nations.
How long will the international community tolerate this egregious behaviour? Certainly, Ankara’s aspirations to become a part of the European Union, stalled for a decade and all but obselete, were further frustrated at a summit on Monday in Bulgaria, where EU leaders ranked Mr Erdogan’s propensity for illegal foreign interventions among their chief concerns but fell short of outright censure.

Looks like Erdoğan has established himself as the latest new troublemaker in a part of the world that already has a lot of problems. As with other nations in the Middle East, the politics are very complex, but one this is certain: When a leader insists that his country’s “rights” will not be infringed, it is very difficult to negotiate a true peaceful solution to anything.
Opinions expressed are those of the author alone and may not reflect the opinions and viewpoints of Hellenic Insider, its publisher, its editors, or its staff, writers, and contributors.

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