I spotted the Turkish forces closing in on Cyprus on the radar

Forty-nine years after the tragic invasion of Cyprus, Kathimerini tracked down Giorgos Kremastoulis, a veteran sailor of the Hellenic Navy now residing in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. On July 19, 1974, at 8.30 p.m., one day before the invasion, Kremastoulis, working as a radar operator, detected the movements of the Turkish amphibious forces.

Greece: At Least 78 Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks

The Greek Coast Guard on Wednesday stated that at least 78 migrants have been found dead after a fishing boat was wrecked off Pylos, Peloponnese. So far, 104 migrants have been rescued.

A rescue operation took place in the early hours of the morning in international waters 47 nautical miles southwest of Pylos.

Two unexploded WWII naval mines found off central Greece

Two unexploded World War II naval mines were found by a fisherman in the coastal area of the region of Larissa, central Greece, on Thursday, state-run broadcaster ERT reported.

The mines were found at a depth of 10 and 11 meters, respectively, some 500 meters from shore of the popular Kastri-Loutro beach, at the municipality of Tempe.