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Greece's Coast Guard said on Tuesday it had fired warning shots against a vessel which it said was carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece.
The incident took place at about 3.40 a.m. on Tuesday, when a private boat with an unspecified number of passengers attempted to sail towards the island of Rhodes.
Greece opened fire at a boat carrying civilians off the island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea, said the Turkish Coast Guard Command on Aug. 11.
In a statement, the command said two Turkish and one Syrian nationals were injured and the boat sank due to the attack.
It said the attack took place 0040GMT in the Greek waters, 7.2 nautical miles from Turkey's Mugla province.
The Migration Ministry has opened an office offering travel documents to refugees to help them go to other European Union countries, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Tuesday, following the departure of hundreds of migrants from state facilities, many of whom have been camping out in city squares.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday visited Jerusalem's Yad Vashem memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, where he took part in a wreath-laying ceremony. Greece's conservative leader also visited the Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations, honoring the people who saved Jews during World War II. The list includes Evangelia Georgiadou, aunt of the Greek premier.
World markets were upbeat on Tuesday, following the announcement of bolstering measures by the central banks of the US and Japan, while expectations for an economic rebound starting in the second half of the year added to global stocks' upward swing. In Greece, Athinon Avenue enjoyed a day of significant gains that rose over the course of the day across the board.
A fully equipped laboratory for the hydroponic cultivation of cannabis was located in the basement of a house in the area of Fthiotida in central Greece, the Hellenic police (ELAS) said on Tuesday.
The basement was raided on Monday by officers of the narcotics unit, who arrested and charged a woman with the illicit cultivation of drugs, trafficking and violating gun laws.