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Turkey to research, drill for oil, gas in Cyprus' EEZ

Turkey, or rather the breakaway “Turkish Republic of North Cyprus”, as Cyprus' breakaway Turkish-occupied north, recognized only by Turkey, is called, has informed the United Nations it will begin drilling for oil and natural gas within Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

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Turkish defense minister says Greece should demilitarize islands

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar claimed on Saturday that Greece is violating international law by “arming” islands in the Aegean and called on his Greek counterpart to demilitarize them, according to statements given to state-run news agency Anadolu earlier in the day.

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Anti-racism rally planned on Lesvos

A “silent protest” is to take place on Monday on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos to mark one year since far-right extremists violently attacked a group of asylum seekers who had camped in the main square of the island’s capital, Mytilene. 

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Four arrested in child porn crackdown

Officers of the Greek Police’s cyber crime squad have arrested four Greek men as part of an operation code-named “Uncover” aimed at cracking down on child pornography, it emerged on Saturday. 




Petrified trees uncovered during power project

A team of experts hoists the petrified trunk of a 20-million-year-old tree on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, Friday. The tree is one of several recently discovered on the island’s western flank during digging for a major Public Power Corporation project, prompting the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest to put together a team of experts to safely remove the fossil from the site and relocate it to its exhibition space. [Stratis Balaskas/ANA-MPA]