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Turkish News Website: 156 Greek Islands Belong to Turkey

Not 16, but 156 Turkish islands and islets in the Aegean Sea are occupied by Greece, said a Turkish news website odatv.com report. The report comes after a discussion in Turkish parliament a few weeks ago regarding 16 islands of the...

Undocumented Migrants on Gavdos, South of Crete, Total 140 [Video]

The number of undocumented migrants located on Thursday on various parts of the small island of Gavdos, south of Crete, Greece , is 140, according to police from Chania on the nearby island of Crete. According to sources, the migrants...

Greek F-16 Crashes South of Crete

A Hellenic Air Force F-16 jet crashed off the southern coast of Crete in southern Greece earlier today due to mechanical failure during a scheduled training exercise, the Greek National Defense Ministry announced. According to the Ministry, the two...

The Exotic Islets of Crete

The Greek island of Crete is surrounded by more than one hundred small and larger islets, with the majority of them located near the municipality of Lasithi. Most of them are uninhabited, while others are considered wildlife sanctuaries or archaeological...

Gun Possession and Use in Crete Continues Despite Measures

Crete is a place where people are accustomed to celebrating weddings by firing a gun into the air, and although this isn't the safest way to celebrate, a discussion on banning weapon possession and use is out of the...

Residents of Gavdos Vote for Abstention

The residents of the island of Gavdos, the southernmost island of Greece, decided to abstain from the European Parliament elections on May 25. They complain about the inertia and indifference of the European Union towards the plans for destruction of the...

Only Child in Life and Only Student in Class

Ioanna may be an only child savoring the full attention and love of her parents but she is now the only pupil in one of the two schools of Gavdos island, near Crete. A first-grader, Ioanna will have her teacher...