HISTORY

  • ..On the other side

    ..On the other side

    Sofia Papaioannou comes back to the issue of Greek-Cypriot properties in occupied Cyprus and presents the watershed decision of the European Court of Justice, that returned to Greek Cypriot Meletis Apostolides his home. “The new Files” visit the present owners of Mr. Apostolides’ home in northern Cyprus, David and Linda Orams, a pair of British retirees who talk for the first time on Greek television. “The negotiations for the Cyprus problem will stop” threatens the son of Rauf Denktash, who talks to the program about the consequences of the European judges’ decision on northern Cyprus.

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  • Lessons in Cypriot History

    Lessons in Cypriot History

    Reporter of “The new Files” Katerina Lomvardea travels to Cyprus and visits the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot parts of the island, to reveal what young students never learn in their history classes. A significant account about the “half history” that is taught in Greek-Cypriot schools, when at the same time, the history books of Mehmet Ali Talat’s pseudo state have been altered substantially, with the nationalistic elements removed. With a rare special permission, “The New Files” go inside a Turkish-Cypriot classroom, and follow a class taught by one of the writers of the new books. In Nicosia, Katerina Lomvardea talks to the Minister of Education of Cyprus who tries to “avoid the mistakes made by G...

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  • The man behind the gun

    The man behind the gun

    Thirteen years after the uproar in Deryneia, Sophia Papaioannou returns to Cyprus to take a look at the real events that took place in the “dead zone” at noon time on the eve of the Greek holiday of August 15th, in 1996. In Turkish-occupied Cyprus, Sophia Papaioannou meets Kenan Akin, the man who is wanted by Interpol for the murder of Greek Cypriot Solomos Solomou, and speaks for the first time on Greek television, after the announcement of his candidacy for the upcoming April elections. Akin reveals on camera how he ended up running with the party that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan supports, and how on that day he was found in front of the cameras pointing at Solomou with his gun. Sophia Papaioannou...

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  • “Lost fortune”

    “Lost fortune”

    Katerina Lomvardea follows the efforts of hundreds of descendants of Greeks from Asia Minor who, after an entire century, claim compensation for the life insurances lost by their ancestors as a result of the tragedy in Asia Minor, in 1922. With the unique history of one of the liveliest pieces of Hellenism of the previous century in the backdrop, “The new Files” meet the Greeks and Armenians who are today claiming the money that was never received from their ancestors. The Armenian lawyer who started everything, Vartkes Yeghiayan, talks on camera about how he discovered the existence of a list of insured people, and his efforts to trace the offspring of the deceased. Katerina Lomvardea also talks to the great-grand...

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  • Bones

    Bones

    “The New Files” explore the big issue of the losses sustained in the war of 1940 and the diplomatic war for the 8000 bodies of Greeks that were found buried under harvest fields and apartment blocks in Albania. In a far-reaching investigation, Tasos Telloglou explores the chronicle of the conflict between Athens and Tirana that has gone on for the last 18 years. With the show’s camera, we visit empty graveyards that await even today the bodies of the heroes of the “Albanian struggle”, while in Tirana Tasos Telloglou meets the former Foreign Minister of Albania who claims that Greece wishes to use crosses and graveyards in order to draw an fictitious border that will surround northern Europe.

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