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Turkey detains 10 ex admirals over statement on Bosporus Straits Treaty

Turkish authorities on Monday detained 10 former admirals after a group of more than 100 retired top navy officers issued a midnight statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history of military coups. Among the detainees is reportedly also Cem Gurdeniz, the mastermind of Turkey’s controversial “Blue Homeland” doctrine. The …

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75% of the islands migrants population is from Afghanistan, says Greek Migration Minister

75% of the islands migrants population is from Afghanistan, Greece’s Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Tuesday adding that if the Afghan migrants are transferred to the mainland  they will have no right to be returned to Turkey. In a meeting with EU Migration Commissioner Yiva Johansson, Mitarakis pointed out …

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Risk in Maries averted, local authorities speak of “arson mafia” behind the fires on Zakynthos

“I estimate that 10,000 stremmata has been burned down in the last three days,” mayor of Zakynthos Pavlos Kolokotsas told media on Monday, as the wildfires on the island continue to rage for third consecutive day. “It is a major ecological disaster, a perennial pine forest is on fire right …

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AI voices concern over inmate on 34th day of hunger strike; Costas Sakkas in 2.5-year detention without trial

Amnesty International’s Greek branch has expressed concern about the continued detainment of 29-year-old student Costas Sakkas, who was on the 34th day of a hunger strike on Monday in protest at his continued detention without trial. Sakkas, who is being treated at Nikaia General Hospital near Piraeus, is accused of …

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Athens: one detention ahead the National Day parade

The students’ parade had not started yet and Greek police already detained one man for trying to break the police cordon and watch the parade. According to Greek media, the man is member of Spitha movement of famous musician Mikis Theodorakis. The group wanted to protest for the draconian security …

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Kalavryta: Old man detained for feeding stray cats

It’s not a secret that we live in a country with a rather schizophrenic attitude towards stray animals. While laws against animal abusers mostly are not applying and municipalities neglect their duty to feed and care for the strays with the EU available funds, an old man finds himself in …

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