Turkish Investors Eye Greek Ferry Companies

xiosJust as Greek seamen were ordered back to work after a six-day strike and the government is reconfiguring how many workers are needed on ships, Turkish investors are reportedly interested in Greek ferry companies and launching new routes from Turkey to the Aegean.

According to Capital.gr, it’s only a matter of time until the announcement of the deals with smaller Greek companies. “The investors right now are eyeing medium and small Greek businesses” a source who declined to be named

There are regular ferryboat connections from Greek Islands to ports of Turkey. From Rhodes Island to to Marmaras and Bodrum, from Samos and Kos to Kusadasi, From Chios to Cesme and from Lesvos to Foca (Izmir).

In January, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said that is considering extending a loan of up to 33 million euros ($44.7 million) to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. The proceeds will be used for the acquisition of three vehicle ferries, construction of new ferry wharves, and the construction of a repair facility.

The project will allow Izmir to increase the use of sea transport in its integrated public transport system – a cleaner and faster alternative to traveling by car on congested roads.


  1. What?!  The ‘Government of Connivance’ here in Greece is buying weapons and armaments from Germany and Brussels in order to fight off Turkey, yet at the same time is now selling them Greek Ferry Companies to Turks? — Go figure! — Makes no sense at all just like everything here! 

    By the way, WHY hasn’t Akis Tzahadsopolous been tried yet after a year waiting in jail (if he really is in jail) ?? Ha!  I doubt it anyway knowing how this corrupt coalition government works! 
    There is no Justice System in Greece.

  2. Sure Skopian. In one thread you claim to be rightwing… in another you align yourself with communists. 

  3. I’m pissed off now, Jobu. Look, I go to you. I stick up for you. You
    don’t help me now. I say “Fu&k you,” Jobu, I do it myself. 

  4. Deep commentary there Skopians.

    Are you paid by the Gruevski government full time or are you freelancer?

  5. Actually she is paying me because your father can’t get it up with 2 viagaras!  Need to help her out!  She loves my one eyed snake!

  6. Have to give you credit though. You leveraged your knowledge of basic Greek to manipulatively portray yourself as a “Greek” pretty good.

    Seems like you’ve given up saying anything coherent Skopian though.  All you can do now that i’ve called you out is rant and rant like a 13 year old bully.

    I have to thank you for helping me out though. Exposing your manipulations has won me credibility here. The second anyone starts ranting against me like you do, the false flags Skopian alert will go up.

    You’ll have to change tactics now. Perhaps you can pretend to be rightwing… then go on to say things that end up supporting Skopia.

  7.  I have put all my energy into your mom!  I need to help out your family problems!  But please tell her to start shaving!  Very bushy!

  8. I am flatter you are obsessed with me Skopian. makes me feel special that you spent all your time on here trying to trick Greeks into going against me.

    You have done a great service. Now that you’ve been exposed everytime someone attacks me the Greeks on this forum will automatically wonder if they are a Skopian.

  9.  In other words you are unprofessional thus aren’t paid. You are just a skopian that lost your mind to ultra nationalism.

  10. You sir are childish imbecile. Make your arguements and move on. These remarks of yours are crude and offensive. What are you 13 years old?

  11.  Thanks for the backup Alexisolomos.

    This troll is going by many handles on GR.  I’ve caught him responding to his own posts in an attempt to manipulate posters (Bobby V, K.Mistos, Alex2, world domination, Alex’s mom,  and few other alias).

    Based on his obsessive attack against me (you know I am strongly opposed to Skopians), the fact he keeps changing handles, keep changing handles, keeps changing politics, even though he speaks Greek my best guess at this juncture is he’s a Skopian.

  12. Dont worry Alex, The Vardaskians will be uspurped by the 1/3 Albanians in their own contry in afew generations. See Kosovo for a real life example.

  13. Why would a Turk benefit more from the ferry business than a Greek? These aren’t sate-owned are they?

  14. All the nationalists are stupid. Including ours (Turks). But Greek nationalists are the best.
    You have robbed and plundered your own country for decades and you’re still blaming others (Turks, Germans etc.) You never criticise yourself or never work to getter better. Turkey had a far worse crisis in 2001 comparing to yours, but as a difference, we kicked away all the stupid nationalists away from power and worked very hard to stop the crisis. Get a life, stop whining and start working.
    Nobody in Turkey would have any problem if a Greek investor took over any facility in Turkey. With a ultra-fascist mentality like this, you are destined to lose the war of economy and be colonised like Iraq.

  15. Πιστεύω ότι αυτό είναι για το Torismus στη Λέσβο πολύ καλό!
    Ζήτω τις μεγαλύτερες Λέσβου προορισμός

    I believe that this is for the Torismus on Lesvos very good!Long live the longest destination Lesvos

    ich glaube, dass dies für den Torismus auf Lesvos sehr gut ist!Es  lebe Lesvos die traditionsreichste Destination


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