Dodecanese

Voters taken by warship to Kastellorizo

Residents of the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese who vote on Kastellorizo were transferred to the remote island on Sunday aboard a Navy vessel.

A Navy warship conducted two trips - one in the morning and one in the early afternoon - from Rhodes to Kastellorizo to transfer some 80 voters to the remote island.

Hellenic Coast Guard vessels assisted in the transfer.
 

Turkish jets embark on barrage of violations

Tension remains high in the Aegean as Turkish fighter jets have embarked on a barrage of airspace violations.
On Wednesday, Greek military officials recorded 42 violations by Turkish aircraft which also engaged in five mock dogfights with Greek jets in the area south of Rhodes as well between Chios and Samos near the Turkish coast.

Dozens of migrants rescued off Alexandroupolis, Farmakonisi

Greece's Coast Guard said it rescued 49 migrants from a dinghy sailing off the northern city of Alexandroupolis early Thursday morning.
The rescuees were transferred safely to the port of Alexandroupolis where the local port authority will investigate the incident.
The coast guard did not provide details on their nationalities.

Turkish military planes embark on violations spree

In what is seen as a response to an ongoing annual exercise by the Hellenic Navy in the Aegean, Turkish jets violated Greek national airspace 99 times on Tuesday, according to the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA).

Forty-six of those violations were conducted by fighter jets and the other 53 by CN-235 surveillance aircraft.

Two Turkish F-16s violate Greek air space

Two Turkish fighter jets entered Greek air space above the islet of Kinaros on Tuesday morning, according to the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

The pair of F-16s were flying at an altitude of 27,000 feet when they were spotted at 9.34 a.m. above the islet west of Kalymnos and Leros, and east of Amorgos in the eastern Aegean Sea.

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