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Turkish F-16 fighter jet flies low over the Greek island of Farmakonisi

An F-16 fighter jet of the Turkish Air Force flew at a height of just 3,200 feet – approximately 975 meters – over the Greek island of Farmakonisi in the Eastern Aegean Sea on Tuesday morning. The fighter jet violated the Flight Information Region Athens at 10:55 a.m. and had …

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Another Refugee tragedy: 7 children drowned off Farmakonisi

Seven children, two women, four men did not fulfill their dream for a better life in Europe. they were drowned in the early morning hours of Wednesday, when their boat sank off the island of Farmakonisi in the eastern Aegean Sea. One person is still missing, while 15 people were …

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Farmakonisi: Boat with refugees capsizes, 6 kids drowned, 12 missing

A wooden boat carrying refugees from Turkey to Greece capsized off the island of Farmakoni in the eastern Aegean Sea on Tuesday evening. The boat had reportedly 50 people on board. So far the bodies of 12 people have been recovered: six children, two women and four men. They were …

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Farmakonisi Tragedy: 45 SYRIZA-members detained during protest at Maritime Minister’s office

Forty-five mostly students, members of left-wing SYRIZA youth section have been detained during a protest at the office of maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitiotis on Thursday morning. While the protesters blame the police for ‘attacking them without reason’, reporters and also a SYRIZA lawmaker and the mayor of Komotini claim that …

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9 children, 3 women missing after boat with illegal migrants capsizes

Nine children and three women have been missing after a boat loaded with illegal migrants capsized 1.5 nautical mile off Farmakonisi islet of Dodecanese in the Eastern Aegean Sea. According to Greek media, a coast guard patrol boat spotted the migrant vessel that has stopped in the middle of the …

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Greek & Turkish Coastguard Boats Collided Off Farmakonisi Island

 Tension prevailed off Farmakonisi island on Wednesday morning, when Turkish coastal guards called a Slovenian patrol boat of EU-Border agency FRONTEX to leave the area and a Greek patrol boat was rushed to clear the territorial issue of the island. Greek media report that the captain of the Turkish boat called the Slovenian boat to …

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