North Aegean islands
The restoration of the Panagia Phaneromeni Church in the northwestern Turkish province of Balıkesir's evocative Ayvalık district has been completed.
Turkey has started to build a watchtower and a pier on Çavuş Adası, an island in the Aegean Sea, only one mile away from the Kardak islets, which Turkey and Greece nearly went to war over in 1996.
An application filed by a mining company to search for gold and silver mines in the Aegean resort island of Gökçeada in the northwestern Çanakkale province has been withdrawn after environmental concerns, according to a statement released by the Environment and Urbanization Ministry’s Provincial Directorate.
The Aegean resort island of Gökçeada is on the verge of environmental damage from plans to construct a gold mine, prompting criticism from authorities and residents of the island.
A total of 3,519 refugees and migrants arrived on the northern Aegean islands during the month of September, the highest monthly arrival rate so far this year.
Lesvos received the highest number, with 2,170 arrivals, Samos 881 and Chios 567. According to the interior ministry, 13,356 is the total number of refugees and migrants currently on the islands.
The people of Samothraki are still trying to put their lives in order, clear the rubble from their businesses and houses.
The damages that the island sustained from the extremely heavy rainfall all through Monday night had its toll on the properties of everyone there and on the infrastructure of the island.