Kos

Greek doctors offered 450-euro bonus to work on small islands

The Southern Aegean Regional Authority said on Tuesday that it is going to pay 60 new doctors an extra 450 euros a month for three years to help cover the shortage of medics on many Cycladic and Dodecanese islands.

Authorities want the doctors to work at various local health centers and hospitals.

Four Turks detained by Greek coastguards ask for Turkish officials’ help

Four Turkish citizens detained one month ago by Greek coastguards while sailing in the Aegean Sea have taken to Twitter to demand help from Turkish officials.

One Turk is under arrest in Greece and the three others have been released on probation. The three released fishermen cannot leave the country due to a ban by the court.

Turkish migrant smuggler shot dead off island of Kos [Update]

Authorities launched an investigation Tuesday after a suspected migrant smuggler from Turkey was shot dead during an operation by the Greek coast guard off the island of Kos in the southeastern Aegean.

The predawn incident occurred after the 29-year-old victim dropped off seven Syrian migrants on the island, the coast guard said in a statement.

Woman, 43, murdered on Kos

Police on the Dodecanese island of Kos in the southeastern Aegean were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 43-year-old woman on Monday.

The victim, a Romanian national, was discovered in a pool of blood by her partner, an Albanian national, in her home in the village of Platani.

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