Bodies of water

Multinational project launched to assess pollution in Black Sea

A team of 17 marine scientists from four countries, including Turkey, have joined forces in a new project aiming at evaluating the degree of pollution in the Black Sea. Scientists on board the research vessel "Mare Nigrum" carried out sampling of water, sediments and marine organisms to assess the health of the sea, which marks the majority of Turkey's northern border.

Parliament ratifies four hydrocarbon concessions

Greek lawmakers ratified on Wednesday evening four contracts for hydrocarbon exploration off Crete and in the Ionian Sea.

Voting for the concessions were MPs of ruling New Democracy, KINAL and Greek Solution, while the main opposition SYRIZA expressed reservations. The Communist Party and MeRA25 voted against them.

Editorial: Dangerous para-state paths

The revelation that anti-tank missiles, an as yet undetermined number of rockets, and dozens of grenades and projectiles from the Greek Navy base on the Greek island of Lesvos have been stolen has rocked the Greek military.

Similar events occurred when Greek terrorist groups were established and when they reformed in order to bolster their power.

Erdogan takes photograph in front of 'Blue Homeland' map

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appeared in a photograph with a map that depicts nearly half of the Aegean Sea and an area up to the eastern coast of Crete as belonging to Turkey.

The photograph is of Erdogan signing the visitors' book at the National Defense University in Istanbul, where he attended an event over the weekend.