Turkish PM's office denies helicopter incident, Hurriyet reports

The Turkish prime minister's office has denied an incident involving a lights-out Turkish helicopter flight off Greece's eastern Aegean islet of Ro, Hurriyet reports quoting sources.

Earlier Tuesday, Maximos Mansion confirmed the late Monday incident, which prompted Greek troops to fire tracer rounds as a warning, adding however that the helicopter did not violate Greece's airspace.

PM's office: Turkish helicopter was flying lights-out, but did not violate Greek airspace

The prime minister's office reacted to Monday's incident near Ro saying that the Turkish helicopter was flying near the eastern Aegean islet with its navigation lights out, but did not violate Greece's airspace.

The lights-out flight ostensibly occurred in the context of "safe provocativeness," it said, adding that such tactics carry the risk of potential accidents.

The Greek defending the rights of Aboriginal Australians

Andrew Jackomos is fighting to improve the living conditions of young members of the Koori tribe, indigenous Australians of New South Wales and Victoria. Still, when the 65-year-old walked around Kastellorizo, the island from which his grandfather emigrated, he felt a sense of awe. "My heart is shared between all of my ancestors," Jackomos tells Kathimerini.

Bishops urge resistance to new religion courses at school

Two Greek bishops are rallying parents not to allow their children to be taught the new religion course programs at state-run schools.

Pavlos, Bishop of Glyfada, Elliniko, Voula, Vouliagmeni and Vari, issued a circular on Wednesday urging parents in his congregation to demand that their children are taught the previous curriculum and not the new "unacceptable" material.

28 refugees detected on Island of Ros

Greek coast guard authorities detained a 19-year-old foreign human trafficker who reportedly transported 28 refugees to the island of Ros in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The 29 refugees (including the trafficker) were spotted on the island by a FRONTEX vessel which transported them to the island of Kastellorizo.

A story of untold bravery that links Perth and Kastellorizo (video)

The Greek community in Australia is one of the most well-established and integrated in the land down under. It has managed to distinguish itself in all fields of the Australian society with one of the most prosperous and successful ones located in Perth in the state of Western Australia.

Athens sees Turk effort to dispute Greek sovereignty in sea area around Kastelorizo

In what is seen in Athens as an effort by Ankara to push through its message that Greece has limited sovereignty in the area of the Eastern Mediterranean surrounding the island of Kastelorizo, Turkish forces have in recent days maintained a steady presence in the region, either through military exercises or with the dispatch of research vessels.