{FD} Erdogan to visit Greece at a time of frosty ties with EU, US

Greece is rolling out the red carpet for a visit this week by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hoping to improve often-frosty ties between the two neighbors and NATO allies at a time when Turkey’s relations are being tested with both the European Union and the United States.

{FD} Some separatist-minded Catalans urge civil disobedience

As the last customers finished their drinks at sidewalk cafes one warm October night, three silver-haired activists armed with a long-handled broom and a bucket quietly plastered posters on a nearby wall: “Hola nou pais” — “Hello new country.”

{FD} Project aims to attract tourists to remote Albanian villages

High in the mountains of southern Albania, a bone-jarring drive along a rough track with switchbacks frequented more by goats than by cars leads to a cluster of small villages where time appears to have stood still for decades.

{FD} Wrecks, sunken treasures lie under Albania’s coastal waters

Descending beneath the waves, the cloudy first few meters quickly give way to clear waters and an astonishing sight — dozens, perhaps hundreds, of tightly packed ancient vases lie on the seabed, testament to some long-forgotten trader’s unfortunate voyage more than 1,600 years ago.

{FD} Media crackdown silencing criticism of Turkish government

A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than two decades in prison.

{FD} ‘They stole my money’: Greek dreams of retirement turn sour

It was supposed to be a time to look forward to.