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Tough times see Greeks moving to former rival Turkey

25 March 2014 Last updated at 11:04 GMT

The people of Greece are celebrating 185 years since independence from the Turkish Ottoman empire.

However, for many Greek people it is not much of a holiday due to the turbulent economic times of recent years.

Many have moved abroad to find work - with some going to Turkey, despite the two nations' historic rivalry.

Selin Girit reports from Istanbul.

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