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Coast Guard rescues 30 irregular migrants in Aegean Sea

The Turkish Coast Guard has rescued dozens of irregular migrants in the Aegean Sea who were pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by Greece.

Acting on information that there were migrants on a dinghy off the coast of the Dikili district of the province of İzmir, units launched an operation and rescued 24 people who were pushed back to the Turkish waters by Greek authorities.

In Greece, one woman is raped every two days

It was shortly after ringing in the New Year. She wanted to go out with her woman friend. However, the third and last drink that that she was served at that party led to an event she could not have imagined.

The next thing she remembers is finding herself in a hotel suite, naked and with her clothing strewn on the floor.

She immediately realised what had happened.

At least 90 migrants rescued in Aegean Sea

A total of 90 migrants have been rescued by Turkish authorities in the Aegean Sea, according to a statement.

Turkey's Coast Guard Command said yesterday that it rescued a total of 90 migrants off Muğla and Balıkesir provinces.

The statement noted that 20 of the migrants were rescued off Bodrum district in Muğla, while 25 were helped off the coast of Marmaris district.

Cert for previous Covid-19 infection to now expire after 3 months in Greece

Greece's health ministry on Wednesday evening announced that a state-supplied certificate of previous Covid-19 infection will expire after three months, down from the current six-month duration period.

The ministry's announcement cited a recommendation by an affiliated "blue chip" committee of public health experts and epidemiologists.

Ban on blood donation for homosexual men found discriminatory

Ljubljana – Equal Opportunities Ombudsman Miha Lobnik has noted that the permanent ban on blood donations for all homosexual men is discriminatory, as they are excluded from taking part in this important philanthropic activity despite the fact that the safety of blood donations is also ensured by additional testing for viruses.

Pope calls neglect of migrants 'shipwreck' on Lesbos visit

Pope Francis on Dec. 5 returned to the island of Lesbos, the migration flashpoint he first visited in 2016, calling the neglect of migrants the "shipwreck of civilisation".

The pope has long championed the cause of migrants and his visit comes a day after he delivered a stinging rebuke to Europe which he said was "torn by nationalist egoism".

Economou: Government monitoring COVID-19 Omicron variant development, no lockdown

In his first briefing since some information has been gathered about the COVID-19 Omicron variant, government spokesman Yannis Economou (photo) again declared that there will be no lockdown whatsoever, but that the government will be closely monitoring international developments as the situation evolves.

Coast Guard rescues 100 irregular migrants at sea

The Turkish Coast Guard has rescued nearly 100 irregular migrants in the Aegean Sea over the weekend.

Acting on the information that a group of irregular migrants were sailing in a boat off the coast of Karaada in the Çeşme district of the western province of İzmir, the Coast Guard launched an operation.

The team rescued 29 irregular migrants.

Greece opens two more 'closed' migrant camps

Greece on Nov. 27 opened two more of its new "closed" migrant camps that have been criticized by rights groups for their restrictive measures.

"A new era is beginning," Minister of Migration Notis Mitarachi said announcing the opening of the camps on the islands of Leros and Kos.

Mitsotakis to Τhe Washington Post – Growth over 7% this year

The impressive recovery of the Greek economy in recent years, as well as tensions with Turkey and migration were the focus of an interview given by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Lally Weymouth of the Washington Post under the headline "Greece was in deep trouble. How did it right the ship?"