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Five Turkish warships taking part in the Beyaz Firtina 2014 naval exercise entered Greek territorial waters in the Aegean Sea on Monday.
In a statement, Greeces National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) said the Kemal Reis, Meltem, Imbat, Ruzgar and Firtina vessels did not stay within the annual drills delineated area and were observed sailing around the Cyclades island complex.
Giorgos Kaminis and Yiannis Boutaris retained the mayorships of Athens and Thessaloniki in the second round of local elections on Sunday but there were changes in key Greek cities.
Patra, Greeces third largest city, was won by Communist Party candidate Costas Peletidis. In Iraklio, Crete, independent hopeful Vassilis Lambrinos beat PASOK-backed incumbent Yiannis Kourakis.
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is due to meet Greek President Karolos Papoulias at 1 p.m. on Monday to discuss the outcome of Sunday's European Parliament and local elections.
Tsipras's party came out on top in the EU vote, taking 26.5 percent of the vote against 22.7 for New Democracy. The SYRIZA leader said that the results raises questions about the coalition's legitimacy.
SYRIZA took control of Greeces largest region, Attica, on Sunday but candidates backed by New Democracy were victorious in the majority of the 13 districts.
Leftist candidate Rena Dourou edged out Attica Governor Yiannis Sgouros by winning 50.83 percent in the closest result of the night. It is the first time that a left wing party has taken control of Attica.
Greece's leftwing opposition Syriza party won the country's European elections, official projections showed late Sunday.
By Evgenia Tzortzi
The program for the 2014-20 European Union subsidy funding period will entail the investment of 26 billion euros. On top of the 20.8 billion set to come from Brussels, another 5.2 billion from Greece will be added. This includes an extra 2 billion euros that the Greek side will attempt to obtain in 2016 by utilizing the revision clause.