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Antenna: News in English, 96-12-19

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News in English, of 19/12/1996


  • Tension at the roadblocks, as the farmers prepare for their Athens rally.
  • Antenna investigates the links between the state, extremists, and the underworld in Turkey.
  • And, a Christmas tribute to Aliki Vouyouklaki.


As the standoff between the farmers and the government wears on, tempers are becoming more and more frayed.


As we heard there, truck drivers are exasperated. They're also frustrated by a seamens' strike that's preventing them from getting out of the country, even if they manage to make it to the port.


Prime minister Kostas Simitis told the nation's president that he's pleased with the way things went for Greece at last weekend's European Union summit.


The government of Peru is trying to negotiate the release of several hundred foreign diplomats being held hostage in the Japanese embassy in Lima.


The Turkish right-wing extremist organisation the "Grey Wolves" is well- known to Greeks and Cypriots. There have been reports that the Wolves have set Greek forests on fire; and that they were among those who attacked peaceful Greek-Cypriot protestors in Cyprus's neutral zone.


The lights will soon be turned back on at the theatre started by late actress Aliki Vouyouklaki. The popular star's son is raising the curtain at the Athens theatre with a series of performances, the first on Christmas day.


The Hilton Hotel in Athens is ALSO a cultural centre these days. "Art at the Hilton" is the title of a series of events being hosted there.


More in a series of books containing accounts of the personal lives of well- known Greek artists and writers are out.

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