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Thessaloniki’s Mayor Boutaris to Run for Third Term

The mayor of Thessaloniki, who made international headlines in May after being attacked by a mob in broad daylight, has announced that he will...

Greek Mayor Attacked by Mob Hailed as ‘Symbol of Democracy’

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has described Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris -- victim of a shocking mob attack at a Pontic-Greek genocide commemoration last weekend...

Police Officer Among Suspects of Mob Attack Against Greek Mayor

An off-duty police officer was identified and charged for the attack by a group of extreme nationalists against mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris last...

Court Finds Three Men Guilty for Assaulting Thessaloniki Mayor

A Thessaloniki misdemeanors court, on Wednesday, found three men guilty over a mob assault against City Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, who suffered minor injuries. Two of...

I was Attacked by Organized Fascists, says Thessaloniki Mayor

"You know why this thing happened on the weekend? Because we opened the doors and windows of this city so that some fresh air...
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Violence and Lawlessness Create a Republic of Fear in Greece

The shocking weekend mob attack on elderly Thessaloniki mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, is the latest incident of politically motivated violence to have underscored a widespread...

Greek Police Arrest 4 Over Violent Attack on Thessaloniki Mayor

Police in Greece have arrested four people as suspects in a violent mob attack that left the mayor of Thessaloniki hospitalized. About a dozen people set upon...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Lynched by Mob at Pontian Genocide Ceremony (video)

A mob, believed they were right-wing extremists, attacked and injured the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, during a ceremony to commemorate the Pontian genocide...

Greek Mayor: ‘Skopjans are not Cannibals’

"What are we afraid of, that out neighbors will take Thessaloniki from us? Now is the chance to close this issue. Skopjans are not...

Thessaloniki Mayor: We Should Change Name of ‘Macedonia’ Airport

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has suggested that the city airport should no longer be called "Macedonia" because foreign visitors might confuse it with the...

US Ambassador Calls Timing of FYROM Name Talks ‘Ideal’

The timing for talks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the Balkan country's name is "ideal," U.S. Ambassador to Athens...

Thessaloniki Mayor: “We Need to Compromise on a Composite Name for FYROM” (video)

"More than 160 nations call this country "Macedonia", so let's behave and compromise on a composite name," Thessaloniki Mayor Yannis Boutaris told Greek Reporter...

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