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Two men arrested on Rhodes, charged with espionage in favor of Turkey

Greek authorities have arrested two Greek men and charged them with espionage in favor of Turkey. They are accused of videotaping and taking pictures of warships and high- security installations such as military bases. One of the suspects works as secretary at the Turkish Consulate on the island of Rhodes. …

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Lightning strikes house on the island of Rhodes

Α lightning bold fell on the roof of a house in the village of Malona on the island of Rhodes on Friday afternoon. Firefighters rushed to the house as the roof caught fire. The second floor of the house is under construction and the family has been living on the …

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Turkey to conduct firing exercise between Rhodes and Kastellorizo

Turkey ‘s authorities on Friday issued a navigation warning (NAVTEX) for firing exercises in the eastern Mediterranean, in an area between the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kastellorizo. Turkey announced that the live-fire navy exercises will take place on Dec. 9-10, just ahead of the European  Council where possible sanctions …

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Breathtaking waterspouts in Rhodes, Santorini, Naxos (videos)

Residents and tourists stunned in awe the waterspouts forming off the islands of Rhodes, Santorini and Naxos on Wednesday. On the island of Rhodes,The waterspouts formed off Afantou and Kolympia reached the shore and caused damages and even lifted boats. Speaking to local media rodiaki, the president of Afantou Community, …

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Turkey extends Orus Reis activities off Rhodes, Kastellorizo until Oct 27

Turkey said late on Wednesday that it extended the operation of seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis and two other ships in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Oct. 27, in a move likely to further escalate tensions in the region. Two other vessels, the Ataman and Cengiz Han …

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My Big Fat Greek Welcome for the first tourists on July 1

With music, dance, local specialties and water arches, Greeks welcomed the first tourists at the regional airports of the country that opened again for international flights on July 1, marking the much anticipated start of the tourist season. At the airport of Rhodes, a local dance and music group entertained …

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Earthquakes 5.4R and 4.6R rattle the island of Rhodes

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 07:06 on Monday morning shaking the island of Rhodes and the rest of Dodecanese as well as the West coast of Turkey. The tremor occurred 25 km north-northeast of the island of Rhodes with a focal depth of 67.4 km. …

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Greece warns Turkey over planned drilling off south Aegean islands

The Turkish ambassador in Athens was summoned to the Greek Foreign Ministry on Monday and was handed out a demarche, a protest note, about Ankara’s plans to start drilling off the islands of Rhodes, Karpathos and Crete. A few hours earlier, Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikos Dendias, had underlined that Greece …

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Turkey to drill off the islands of Crete, Karpathos and Rhodes

Turkey plans to start drilling south of the Greek islands of Crete, Karpathos, Kasos and Rhodes, claiming it is justified to do so according to its maritime boundaries with the Tripolis-based government in Libya. Requests for drilling submitted by the company Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) to the General Directorate of …

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Crete 5.7R: What scientists say about the intense seismic activity

Seismologists in Greece appear reassuring about the intense seismic activity south of the island of Crete. The magnitude of earthquake that stroke at 2:22 a.m. on Tuesday was corrected from initial 5.2 R to 5.7R. Note, that earthquake magnitudes vary due to different seismological stations and institutes. That #earthquake sequence …

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