Kos

Thomas Cook expands in Greece

Leading British tour operator Thomas Cook announced this week that it has acquired two new properties in Greece, which will take its total number of hotel units in this country to four.
The operator has bought out Casa Cook Kos, a 100-room unit that it has been operating on the Dodecanese island and which has been the most profitable unit bearing the company's name.

Cash-strapped Turkish Muslim foundation 'forced to sell properties'

The properties of a Turkish Muslim foundation on the Greek island of Kos (İstanköy) have been put up for sale under pressure by the Greek government. The Education and Culture Association of Kos Muslims, another foundation, has condemned both the sale and the donation, expressing its expectation that the decisions be withdrawn.

Court documents shed light on how German was recruited to spy in Greece

"The first part of the agreement was that we would collect information on the things that the two Turks would tell us. My first task was to put military targets under surveillance, to record troop movements, infrastructure and business activity in order to ascertain whether, for example, any major industrial units were being built."

Smuggler nabbed while trying to unload migrants on Kos

Coast guard officers on Tuesday were questioning a 41-year-old suspected people smuggler who tried to unload 55 undocumented migrants on the Dodecanese island of Kos on Monday.

The inflatable dinghy was stopped off the coast of Aghios Fokas, near the island's main port, in the early hours of Monday after being spotted by a coast guard vessel.

Exam cheat disqualified in Kos

A 17-year-old girl on the Aegean island of Kos was disqualified on Wednesday from one of her university entrance exams after she was caught with a device in her ear that allowed her to communicate with a relative who was helping her cheat.

The incident took place while she was sitting her history exam.

Migrant smuggler nabbed on Kos island

Port and coast guard authorities on the southeastern Aegean island of Kos on Monday impounded a speedboat that had transported 13 illegal migrants to Greece.

A port authority patrol vessel spotted the speedboat in the sea area of Psalidi and a chase ensued after its skipper refused to comply with instructions to stop.

Kos to receive 2.5 mln euros in disaster relief

The southeastern Aegean island of Kos will receive aid amounting to 2.5 million euros after the European Commission proposed the disbursement of funds totaling 34 million euros from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to help member-states Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria that were struck by natural disasters in 2017.

The journey and the sacrifice

Odyssey, tragedy, deadlock. The three words that sum up each of the chapters in Nikos Pilos's 17-minute black-and-white documentary trilogy "Dying for Europe," which makes its Greek debut at the ongoing Thessaloniki festival, have been routinely used by international media to describe Europe's refugee crisis.

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