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IOM: Room for another 4,000 migrants on mainland by November

Accommodation will be created for an additional 4,000 refugees on the Greek mainland by November, the head of the International Organization for Migration's mission in Greece, Gianluca Rocco, said on Wednesday, adding that the government's plan to speed up the processing of asylum applications and ease pressure on overcrowded facilities on the Aegean islands is in the right direction.

IOM: Room for another 4,000 migrants on mainland by Nov

Accommodation will be created for an additional 4,000 refugees on the Greek mainland by November, the head of the International Organization for Migration's mission in Greece, Gianluca Rocco, said on Wednesday, adding that the government's plan to speed up the processing of asylum applications and ease pressure on overcrowded facilities on the Aegean islands is in the right direction.

Turkey begins large-scale exercise as Athens monitors movements

Athens said on Monday that it was concerned but not "panicking" over a large concentration of Turkish naval forces in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean as part of a large military exercise, as well as the movement of the Oruc Reis survey vessel near the Greek continental shelf. 

Strong winds stoking fires, hampering sailing

Firefighters were struggling on Friday to control blazes in Marathon, northeast of the Greek capital, in Hania on Crete and on Chios in the Aegean Sea, amid strong winds and dry conditions.

All three blazes were in remote locations and were not a threat to residential areas, though strong winds were hampering the firefighting effort.

Editorial: Dangerous para-state paths

The revelation that anti-tank missiles, an as yet undetermined number of rockets, and dozens of grenades and projectiles from the Greek Navy base on the Greek island of Lesvos have been stolen has rocked the Greek military.

Similar events occurred when Greek terrorist groups were established and when they reformed in order to bolster their power.

Erdogan takes photograph in front of 'Blue Homeland' map

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appeared in a photograph with a map that depicts nearly half of the Aegean Sea and an area up to the eastern coast of Crete as belonging to Turkey.

The photograph is of Erdogan signing the visitors' book at the National Defense University in Istanbul, where he attended an event over the weekend.

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