A frequent theme of international reports on the crisis in Greece has been the steady flow of emigrants to traditional and not-so-traditional destinations. Recently one particular such destination has caught the eye of observers.
Figures show that over the past couple of years. about 1000 Greeks have made a new home for themselves out of Istanbul. Constantinople has always been a special place to be for Greeks, but it is not pleasure or memories that are attracting them to the vast city this time.
A BBC report highlighted how Turkey is considered by recession-stricken Greeks as a refuge with huge potential and generous opportunities to continue or build their career. Turkish media have also been reporting on the phenomenon, with Turkey being described as “a door of hope for the neighbours.”
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