2017

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Events

January

  • January 9: Talks begin in Geneva in an effort to reunify the island of Cyprus.
  • January 11: The Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot sides exchange maps, for the first time since 1976, proposing the territorial boundaries for each community in a reunified Cyprus.
  • January 19: AEK FC name Manolo Jimenez as their new coach.
  • January 26: The Supreme Court of Greece rules against extraditing eight Turkish officers who took part in an abortive attempt to overthrow Turkish president Erdogan.

February

  • February 17: A Turkish gunboat violates the territorial waters of Greece and conducts shots with live ammunition near the islet of Farmakonisi in eastern Aegean Sea.
  • February 23: APOEL defeat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 to advance into the next round of the Europa Cup. Olympiakos defeat Osmanlispor, in Ankara, 3-0 and also advance.
  • February 26: The son of a multi-millionaire businessman crashes his speeding Porsche into a parked car, off the Athens-Lamia motorway, causing both vehicles to erupt in flames. A 33-year old mother and her 3-year old child in the parked car, along with the driver and a passenger in the Porsche, are killed.

March

April

  • April 19: A Greek military helicopter crashes near Elassona resulting in the deaths of four officers.

May

June

July

  • July 7: The Crans-Montana talks on Cyprus re-unification collapse over the issue of Turkish troops remaining on the island and intervention rights.
  • July 15: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale strikes Crete.
  • July 21: An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale strikes Kos.
  • July 23: Greece defeat Israel 65-56 to lift the European Under-20 basketball championship.
  • July 25: Greece returns to the Bond Market for the first time since 2014.

August

September

October

  • October 7: Lefteris Petrounias wins gold at the World Gymnastics Championships, in Montreal, and becomes only the ninth gymnast to win back-to-back golds in the rings.
  • October 17: PM Alexis Tsipras visits the White House and holds a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump.

Deaths

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