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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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Lesvos: Navy ship to transfer new arrivals to “pre-deportation” camps

A ship of the Greek Navy arrived at the port of Mytilini in Lesvos on Wednesday morning. The ship will house hundreds of refugees and migrants who arrived on the island after March 1, but they are not allowed to submit asylum application following a recent government decision to temporarily …

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Flooded streets on Rhodes? No problem, if you have a canoe (videos)

Heavy rain fell on the island of Rhodes and flooded several local rivers and streams on Saturday. The mud waters did not take long and made their way to settlement and villages, thus causing also power outages. It was a matter of time, for streets and roads to turn into …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds hinder planes from landing, ferries from docking

Passengers on a flight from Athens to the island of Rhodes experienced tough moments on Friday night. Due to bad weather and powerful winds, the airplane could not land at “Diagoras” airport on the island. The crew reportedly made three attempts to land, however, without success.   Ultimately, the Aegean …

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Earthquake strikes with 4.8R the island of Karpathos, felt on Crete, Rhodes

An earthquake hit with 4.8 Richter the island of Karpathos early Friday evening. Its epicenter was in the maritime area, 39km North-West of the island. The focal depth of the tremor that stroke at 6:02 p.m. was 12.6 km. The tremor was strong and was felt also on the islands …

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Turkey “eliminates” Greece’s Kastellorizo in effort to delineate its EEZ

Turkey escalates its provocations and inflammatory rhetoric towards Greece by claiming that Greek islands in the East Aegean Sea, in general, and the small island of Kastellorizo, in particular, do not have a continental shelf and therefore are partly within Greek territorial waters. It is the first time, Ankara explicitly …

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Storm strikes Rhodes: Floods, power outages, one woman dead (videos)

Roads in the city of Rhodes and in villages turned into rivers when storm “Geryon” hit the island in the south Dodecanese early Monday evening. One woman with disabilities was found dead in her flooded home in Ialyssos. Local authorities urge citizens to not move around. The 75-year-old woman died in …

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Black out on the islands of Rhodes and Halki

It was short after 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon when power went out on the islands of Rhodes and Halki, in South Dodecanese. A total black out that has left thousands of households, businesses, hotels and shops without electricity. According to local media, both power plants of the island, in Soroni …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Rhodes with 5.1R on Oct3

An earthquake with magnitude 5.1 on Richter scale rattled the island of Rhodes on Thursday morning. The earthquake occurred at 07:45 a.m. Its epicenter was in the sea area 37km South-East off the island. The focal point was 16,8 km. It was of long duration, local media report. Two-three aftershocks …

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Earthquake rattles Rhodes and Karpathos with 4.9 Richter

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rattles the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday. The tremor occurred in the sea area between Rhodes and Karpathos at 02:58 early Wednesday afternoon. The epicenter was 46 km North-East of Karpathos and 98km South-West of …

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