Aegean Sea

Jellyfish rising in Bosphorus Strait raise concerns

Istanbul is witnessing a rise in the number of jellyfish on its shores, especially in the Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Aegean Sea to the Marmara Sea, due to strong winds drawing ocean currents.

"There is a high concentration of jellyfish off Arnavutköy and Sarayburnu," said Melek İşinibilir Okyar, an academic from Istanbul University.

Turkey leaving ‘no room for constructive dialogue,’ says Greek FM

Turkey's continued violations in the Eastern Mediterranean, and its recent illegal Navtex reserving a part of the Aegean that overlaps with Greece's continental shelf for hydrocarbon surveys, scupper any possibility of "constructive dialogue," Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday.

Sending out clear signals in a silent manner

In the next three months we must try to avoid a Greek-Turkish "incident." No one can predict what sort of incident that might be, unless it is preempted by some major event. Turkey tends to make good on its public statements, which means we should expect to see Turkish exploratory drilling in an area close to Crete or Kastellorizo by September.

Turkey's black community feels right at home

Turkey's little-known black community has been living in the Aegean province of Aydın for the past 200 years.

The people who identify themselves as Afro-Turks migrated from Sudan in search of work, mostly on plantations.

The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a white American police officer, has shocked them like the rest of the world.

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