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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 20 January 2018
22 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2018 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM ‘Anonymous Greece’ hacks Erdogan’s website The cyber group has named the Turkish president a ‘liar’, tampering with his photos 'Anonymous Greece' a controversial cyber hacking/trolling group self described as 'Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Fictional Character' has claimed responsibility for taking over Recep Tayyip Erdogan's official website. The Turkish President's page had reportedly been down for more than 12 hours during which several photoshopped images of Erdogan's face appeared on other official Turkish websites. Anonymous Greece started hacking the pages and posting of their Facebook Evia was once home to cobras, crocs and giant lizards, researchers have discovered The rare fossils were discovered by Greek palaeontologist Giorgos Georgalis page on 9 January as a response to Turkish groups that allegedly hacked the Greek PM's page last year and following "constant Turkish violations of air and sea." Turkish vessel comes into contact with Greek Navy gunboat off Imia islet The incident that took place in Greek territorial waters is seen to be indicative of the rising tension between the two countries A Greek Navy gunboat situated off the islet of Imia was bumped by a Turkish Coast Guard patrol boat on Wednesday. The Greek islet, which Ankara has controversially claimed in the past belongs to Turkey, was being routinely patrolled by the Nikiforos gunboat when the incident occurred. According to reports, three Turkish vessels entered Greek territorial waters, soon after which one started doing dangerous manoeuvres leading the boat to bump into the Nikiforos. PHOTO: THE NATIONAL HERALD VIA EUROKINISSI/GIORGOS KONTARINIS No material damage of the boat or injuries were reported. The Turkish vessels returned to their territorial waters and the Greek gunboat continued patrolling the area. The incident, which was reported on the islet of Praso, is seen as indicative of the rising tension between Greece and Turkey. PM accepts Deputy Education Minister Kostas Zouraris’ resignation Zouraris’ offensive comments the final straw Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of the country’s deputy education minister on Tuesday following a radio outburst by Kostas Zouraris. "10,000 [Olympiakos fans] sit on the lowest part of my …" and "Who gives a f*** about Aris," he said on Thessaloniki's Metropolis 95.5 FM Radio on Saturday. The controversial AN-EL (right wing independent Greek party) politician's portfolio was mainly focused on education issues for expatriate Greeks. Belittling comments are Cobras, crocodiles and Komodo dragon-sized lizards all once lived on the Greek island of Evia millions of years ago, researchers have found. "We identified approximately 10 fossils and recognised a small snake, a large lizard, a cobra, turtles and frogs that made up the reptile fauna of the region then," paleontologist Giorgos Georgalis told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA). Mr Georgalis said these were the first fossils of lizards and snakes identified around the Axios River area where scientists had so far identified mainly mammalian fossils, such as the ape Ouranopithecus macedoniensis, lions, hyenas, and antelope. The discovery, made by a team of scientists from the universities of Torino and Frieburg headed by Georgalis, examined fossilised crocodile teeth that were found in Evia, in 18 million-year-old sediment, and are said to be some of the oldest fossils ever found in Greece. Mr Georgalis said the turtle finding is peculiar as the turtle group only inhabits the Southern Hemisphere in the present time, having been made extinct from the European continent. "There was a very warm climate in the area at that time ... with a very strong watery element, while it most likely resembled a jungle," Mr Georgalis told ANA. The fossils of the cobras and giant lizard were previously discovered in Nea Mesimvria and later stored at the Aristotlelian University of Thessaloniki’s Geology Department, but they were only recently identified. The study of reptile fossils in Greece has not been "thoroughly studied" according to Mr Georgalis, and his new finding will “help enhance understanding of the evolution of reptiles in Europe as well as the paleogeography and paleoclimate of the region". New archaeological discovery on Keros island Researchers at the University of Cambridge unearth “unusually sophisticated prehistoric monuments” Keros, a not so popular Cycladic island in the central Aegean, has become the centre of the archaeology community after a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge's Department of Archaeology revealed a sophisticated a settlement near Daskalio islet. A few years back Daskalio had been dubbed the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary'. The discovery is adjacent to Keros in which highly skilled builders had shaped the headland like a pyramid, enhanced with a series of massive terrace walls. painstakingly from Naxos, some 10 km distant," the statement continued. Where the causeway meets the steep slope at Kavos, the most recent excavations have uncovered a stairway, mounting the hillside towards the two areas of “ritual depositions” According to British archaeologist Professor Colin Renfrew’s recent press release, after a decade’s work in the settlement they found a "more imposing and densely occupied series of structures than had previously been realised," making it "one of the most impressive sites of the Aegean during the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BCE). "[Daskalio] was almost entirely covered by remarkable monumental constructions built using stone brought "The islet, with its narrow causeway to the main island, may have become a focus because it formed the best natural harbour on Keros, and had an excellent view of the north, south and west Aegean," Professor Renfrew said. Lawsuit filed against Greek state for ‘illegal’ arrest and detention of Turkish military officer Tensions remain high as The Greek Council of Refugees attempts to sue the Greek state not a new thing for Zouraris and his most recent tantrum triggered major backlash from Greek soccer fans, sports clubs and political parties alike. Education Minister Costas Gavroglou is to take over the portfolio. A lawsuit has been filed against the Greek state for the arrest and detention of a Turkish military officer who was one of eight Turkish servicemen seeking asylum in Greece after a failed coup attempt in Turkey against President Erdogan. The lawsuit, filed by the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), alleges that the arrest of helicopter copilot Suleyman Ozkaynakci, is illegal because he was recently granted asylum by an independent asylum committee. Last week a court suspended asylum for the pilot, the judge citing "offering him a haven would endanger relations with Ankara," The Times reported. The court accepted the government's request to temporarily suspend the officer's asylum citing reasons of "public interest." The Times reports that Mr Ozkaynakci denied any role in the failed coup and that he "carried out orders, collecting injured personnel as a member of a medical crew based in Istanbul." Greek City Times reports that the GCR argues that according to Article 46, par. 1 of Law 4375/2016, an asylum seeker, and especially one to whom asylum has been granted and is not in administrative detention, cannot be detained, unless he has committed other crimes.
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