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Impressive data from #AEGEAN at #AACR23 from Dr. John Heymach and colleagues. This is the first of several phase III peri-operative IO studies in resectable NSCLC combining neoadjuvant chemo-immunotherapy followed by adjuvant immunotherapy. Image
Included stage IIA-IIIB (AJCC v8) with no EGFR/ALK & excluded pts who would require pneumonectomy. Large study with n=801 (CM816 was n=358). Pts received 4 cycles (not 3) of platinum-based chemo with durvalumab (anti-PDL1) or placebo, then surgery, then durvalumab / placebo x 1y. Image
Almost 75% received carboplatin over cisplatin. Global study; fairly even PDL1 distribution. 80% of pts went to surgery, 78% completed resection (90-95% of those were R0). Overall, 66% of pts began adjuvant phase (but 90% of those who had an R0 resection had adjuvant therapy). ImageImageImage
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#Mesolithic #Aegean #Ikaria
1/ The discovery of untouched Mesolithic layers in the cave of Cyclops at Youra and a coastal Mesolithic open-air settlement in Maroulas at Kythnos have come to add to the Mesolithic finds from the great cave site at Franchthi, ➡️
➡️ offering valuable information for the understanding of the survival strategies of the pre-Neolithic groups of Aegean.
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The Mycenaean Greeks and the Indo-European Catacomb Culture of the southern Pontic Steppe: Archaeological evidence indicates the cradle of the proto-Greeks.
#Mycenaeans #CatacombCulture #Yamnaya #LogkasElati #Rodotopi #Vranas #ShaftGraves #PonticCaspian #Steppe #Tumuli #Aegean
1/ We have already pointed out that the proto-Greek tribes, which appeared mainly in the Aliakmonas valley towards the end of the 3rd millennium BC, were semi-nomadic herding groups ➡️
➡️ who brought the knowledge of domesticated equine and had a close genetic affinity with the Yamnaya Culture of the vast steppes of the Pontic-Caspian region.
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#Turkey distorting a 100 year old treaty to once again make empty threats of war against #Greece is in the finest tradition of #Putin (and before him #Goebbels). A quick primer and debunking of #Erdogan's inane claims about the #Lausanne treaty 1/13
Context: at the end of the #Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922, the Greek army, abandoned by its Western Allies and with the #Soviet #Russians openly aiding Turkey, left #Anatolia and retreated to the Greek islands of the Northern Aegean 2/13
The treaty of #Lausanne of 1923 settled matters between the belligerents. The Greek state gave up territories and populations that had been Greek for thousands of years in Asia Minor, #EasternThrace, and #Constantinople, in return for lasting peace and reconstruction 3/13
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1/ There is the opinion that the Minoan Cretans were a peaceful people, who dominated through trade and their cultural superiority in the Aegean Basin during the first half of the 2nd millennium BC. But maybe was the reality different?
#Minoans #warfare #Crete #Aegean
2/ It is clear that the economic prosperity through the involvement in the international trade of the time, as well as the particular Cretan religious worldview contributed decisively to the formation of the identity of both the Minoan elite and the rest of social groups.
3/ At the same time, however, and according to a more penetrating interpretation of the archaeological data, it appears that war was in fact a defining feature of Minoan society and that the model of the warrior-hunter-athlete was one of the dominant expressions of male identity.
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Maria’s body has now been buried on the islet in the #Evros. She was killed not by a scorpion sting, but by Greek and EU border enforcement. Some initial (and unfinished) reflections on this horrible case and its wider significance. 1/9
Greek #pushbacks have clearly become systematic in the regions of the #Evros and the #Aegean. The group on the islet is among tens of thousands who have experienced these cruel practices over the past years, which include acts of abduction, torture and killing. 2/9
Despite overwhelming evidence of #pushbacks & #Frontex involvement, the EU Commission is largely silent. Unsurprising: von der Leyen even encouraged Greece to be Europe’s anti-migrant ‘shield’. Compared to the previous Commission, the current one clearly shifted to the right. 3/9
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[MEGA-THREAD] The 4.2 ka BP event and the Aegean (Part 1) : The effect of climatic disturbance in Mesopotamia and Anatolia.
#Aegean #drought #WesternAnatolia #KhaburPlains #Mesopotamia #SyroPalestine #AkkadianEmpire
1. One of the most interesting issues of modern archaeological research is the climate change which was caused by the 4.2 ka BP event in various regions of the Northern Hemisphere, ➡️
➡️ with the main characteristic being the appearance of a prolonged and persistent drought lasting 200-300 years (2200-1900 BC) and the effects it had on the cultures of the time.
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Early Aegean Longboats.
(mid-5th / beginning of 3th millennium BC).
#Longboat #Aegean #Cyclades #Strofilas #Vathi
1.Until recently, it was widely believed that the beginning of shipping in the Cyclades took place during the EC II period (2800-2200BC),according to the recovery of various clay, stone and lead models of ships found in burials ensembles, as well as from depictions on frying pans
2. However, the rock carvings from Strofilas and Vathi demonstrated a strongly nautical orientation of the Cycladic islanders as early as the Final Neolithic (mid-5th millennium BC), identifying the appearance of navigation in the Cyclades 1500 years earlier.
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Thread: Appearances with right-wing populists and on TV: ex-#Frontex head Fabrice #Leggeri is causing trouble in the EU border protection agency. He even sneaked back into his old office for a video conference. Frontex threatens ex-director Leggeri with legal consequences. 1/x Image
2/x Actually, #Frontex thought it was rid of Fabrice Leggeri. At the end of April, the Frenchman was pressured to resign from his post as head of Frontex because he had covered up the #Greek refugee #pushbacks in the #Aegean.
3/x His contract was terminated and he was to vacate the office at the agency's headquarters in #Warsaw. But Fabrice Leggeri apparently can't quite let go. While the leadership of the #EU border management agency met last week in #Paris for a supervisory board meeting,
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#Greece applied the 3-mile criterion from the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne to 1936.
Greece, which has been applying the six-mile criterion since 1936, has long opposed the expansion of its territorial seas and defended the "principle of freedom of the seas" until the 1970s! Image
#Greece even vigorously defended these opinions at the 1st and 2nd Law of the Sea Conferences.After 1970 she began to openly reveal her true expansionist intentions.
At the last naval conference she made a great effort to ensure that 12 NM was not a maximum but a fixed principle. Image
However, she did not succeed. Article 3 of UNCLOS titled "Territorial Waters" states that "Each State has the right to determine the breadth of its territorial waters from the baselines determined in accordance with this Convention to a limit not exceeding 12 NM".
#Greece Image
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Turkey's leaders are taking a break from enabling #Russia against #NATO and ethnic cleansing Syria’s #Kurds to launch absurd claims and empty threats against Greek islands. We take a look at the painful history of Turkish rule on one of them: a thread on #Chios from #theHELC 1/10
The history of the Greeks in Chios goes back more than 3,000 years reaching to #Minoan and #Mycenaean times. Chios is the most likely birthplace of #Homer and had its own coins and democratic parliament by 600 BC. Its famous wine was exported from the Black Sea to #Egypt 2/10
The islanders sided with Athens and then #Alexander the Great against Persia and continued to prosper under first the #Roman and then the Eastern Roman (#Byzantine) Empire. The famous #mosaics of Nea Moni monastery are considered a masterpiece of Byzantine art 3/10
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Akdeniz ve Ege MEB ve Kıta Sahanlığı sorununa benzer UAD kararları;

1977-78 İngiltere-Fransa Kıta Sahanlığı Davası’nda "eşit uzaklık-özel durumlar" ifadesi birleşik kural olarak kabul edilmiştir.
#aegean #greece #EastMediterranean #EastMed #stillborn
Manş Denizi’ndeki kıta sahanlığı sınırının,iki devletin ana kara ülkelerinin kıyılarını esas alan eşit uzaklıktaki orta hat olmasına karar vermiştir. Adaların kıta sahanlığına sahip olamayacağı, sadece çevrelenmesi suretiyle bir tür karasuları hakkı kazanabileceği belirtilmiştir.
Libya-Tunus Kıta Sahanlığı Davası’nda da, UAD Sözleşme’nin 6 ncı maddesinin uygulanmayacağını belirtmiş ve özel şartların varlığını kabul etmiştir. Özel şartların varlığı, ayrıca 1984 Maine Körfezi deniz sınırının tespiti ve Libya-Malta ile ilgili kararlarda da kabul edilmiştir.
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1/ Europe’s border agency Frontex denies involvement in pushbacks but their own database shows the exact opposite. By analysing @Frontex data @LHreports can reveal how illegal push backs are registered and concealed
2/ @LHreports w/partners @derpsiegel @lemondefr @RepublikMagazin #Rundschau analysed incidents registered in Frontex’s own database & found the agency involved in pushing back at least 957 people from Greece to Turkey
3/ We used freedom of information laws to request Frontex data. They sent us partial data from their database, JORA, with crucial fields redacted. We got the incident type, dates & number of people involved but no descriptions
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The axis of evil! - #Turkish, #Pakistani military officials discuss regional security, defense collaboration

The #Indian Navy must immediately come to the #Aegean for military exercises!
Turkiye’s deputy chief of general staff discussed on Thursday regional security situation as well as defense collaboration with the Pakistani army chief.
According to a statement by Pakistan military's media wing, Gen. Selcuk Bayraktaroglu met Gen. Qamar Bajwa at the army headquarters in Rawalpindi.

The two sides agreed to further optimize military-to-military ties, particularly in training and counter-terrorism domains.
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New #turkish provocations - #Greek armed forces are on full alert

#Greece is watching every step #Turkey takes and is ready to respond. Whether it operates in #Kastellorizo, the central #Aegean, or #Evros, a similar response will be received from the Air Force, Navy and Army Image
After the harassment in nautical geo-research, Turkey set out with its own Bilim-2 research route to the area between Rhodes and Kastelorizo. On Friday, the Antalya station published a new challenging NAVTEX for carrying out oceanographic and climatic surveys of the research
vessel “Bilim-2” between Rhodes and Kastelorizo ​​and east of Crete within the Greek Exclusive Economic Zone and the station is under the responsibility of Heraklion for the NAVTEX output.
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🆕 Τρεις αεροσυνοδοί της #Aegean μίλησαν στους @AhEleni @Malichudis @boublis για την ύπαρξη της «Λίστας Ομορφιάς»:

Ηλικία, εξωτερική εμφάνιση και τα κιλά καθόριζαν συχνά την ανανέωση ή μη των συμβάσεων τους.…
«Για να επιβιώσεις έπρεπε να είσαι πολύ αδύνατη», αναφέρει πρώην αεροσυνοδός.

Γυναίκες που είχαν 2-3 παραπάνω κιλά δέχονταν επιπλήξεις και θα έπρεπε με κάποιον τρόπο να τα χάσουν.

Ενώ μετά τα 30, όπως είπαν, «καταλαβαίνεις ότι τα ψωμιά σου στην εταιρεία είναι λίγα». ⏬
Η @aegeanairlines δεν απάντησε στις ερωτήσεις μας για:

👉 το αν υπήρχε όχληση σε εργαζόμενες
👉 το αν τα κιλά αποτελούσαν κριτήριο για την ανανέωση συμβάσεων
👉 την πολιτική της εταιρείας σχετικά με τις γυναίκες που παντρεύονται / είναι σε εγκυμοσύνη.…
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🆕 9 πρώην και νυν εργαζόμενοι/εργαζόμενες της @aegeanairlines, του εθνικού αερομεταφορέα που διασώθηκε με εκατοντάδες εκατ. ευρώ δημόσιου χρήματος, αποδομούν την εικόνα του «ελκυστικότερου εργοδότη στην Ελλάδα».

Έρευνα των @AhEleni @Malichudis @boublis…
➡️ Μέσα από συνεντεύξεις με εργαζόμενους στο πλαίσιο πολλών μηνών, αλλά και από τα ετήσια δελτία της @aegeanairlines, προέκυψε μια σειρά από ζητήματα:
👉Διακοπτόμενες συμβάσεις ώστε να μην κατοχυρώνονται τα εργασιακά δικαιώματα
👉Πιέσεις στις εργαζόμενες για το βάρος και το σώμα τους
👉Διάλυση του σωματείου των εργαζομένων
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🧵 #Borders #Aegean #Turkey #EU #NGO @Frontex

Taking a walk around twitter, I came across an interesting tweet and decided to follow the leads.

Let me show you. This is the one.
So who is TopologicalA? Image
It turns out TopologicalA is an other NGO of course interested in borders, migration and of course borders surveillance. ImageImage
As they inform themselves, they are funded by three parts:

Europe itself
Goldsmiths University
( CRA is actually part of Goldsmiths University)

Is that public money? 💰 ImageImageImage
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I don't do this often so please bear with me. Here's a thread about the alarming developments in #Greece & #New_Democracy's hard-right/#authoritarian turn.👇This photo by D. Tosidis (credit: EPA-EFE; Source:
ANA-MPA) can act as an intro to the thread. 0/…
So, is #New_Democracy govt driving #Greece towards democratic backsliding? Today after we witnessed yesterday's disgraceful images of #police brutally attacking & arresting protesting students inside the country’s biggest university is a sadly fitting day to pose the question. 1/
If we take #Hungary & #Poland as exemplary cases in the literature & as points of comparison, the answer is likely to be yes. The most common symptoms of democratic backsliding mentioned by scholars seem to be manifesting in #Greece since July 2019 with disturbing consistency. 2/
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#Hydronomastics is the study of #hydronyms, the proper names of bodies of water.

It's a branch of #toponomastics, the study of #toponyms (the proper names of places), which in turn is a branch of #onomastics, the study of #orthonyms (proper names).

French / Luxembourghish sign: The River Sauer in Martelan...
#Hydronym and #hydronomastics both derive from Ancient #Greek ὕδωρ / húdōr (water) + ὄνομα / ónoma (name). The Greek island of Skiatho...
#Hydronyms tend to outlast other #toponyms, even when new #languages and cultures displace earlier ones.

#England, #EastAnglia, #Essex, and #Sussex are named for the #Angles and #Saxons; but #Trent, #Ouse, #Thames, #Severn, and #Avon are older #Celtic and #RomanoBritish names. A map showing the main rive...
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#Germany #Greece #Berlin @THWLeitung #Refugees #Aegean #aid

More than 25,000 people live in overcrowded refugee camps on the Aegean islands of Leros, Samos, Lesbos, Kos and Chios.
Many millions of euros and specialists such as the technical relief organization are available to help. But the local authorities seem to be undermining the projects. According to a media report,
foreign aid for migrants housed in Greece is being made considerably more difficult by local authorities. As a report says, a project of the Technical Relief Organization (THW) failed in March because of "political problems".
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When I studied in the U.K., I enjoyed hearing people refrain from calling b.s. on specious arguments and analyses and using the epithet “rubbish” instead.

This analysis by @FT qualifies as “rubbish”. Let’s count the reasons why:
1. Let’s start with the overly simplistic premise of the whole analysis, the alleged “Dash for Gas”. @FT should have just asked @ntsafos to turn this tweet thread👇 into an opinion, because what its team produced falls into the “neat, simple, and mostly wrong” category
2. The description of the situation in the #Aegean is thoroughly disingenuous. “The Turkish coastline is dotted with Greek islands”? How about the Aegean is dotted with Greek islands? And is not simply a matter of Greece believing that these islands have territorial rights,
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SOS in the AEGEAN - 44 ppl in distress off #Lesvos called Alarmphone. Their last position is in Greek waters: 39°09'20.8"N 26°33'41.1"E (04:17 CEST). The boat is adrift & the people are asking for immediate help.
@HCoastGuard is informed - don't let them drown, rescue them now. Image
We have lost contact to the people on the boat near #Lesvos. Their last position showed them closed to the port of #Mytilene. The people reported on the phone that the Greek Coast Guard was on site. @HCoastGuard, where are they?
We established contact with the people on the boat who told us that they were beaten by masked men & forced to return to Turkey. The person we spoke to said: "What the Greeks did to us was not human."
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Hey, @StateDept. Unfortunately, urging #Turkey to refrain from or halt provocative actions isn’t doing the trick. What could work is holding Ankara accountable. #CAATSA sanctions are a good start, as is making it clear that the only country "disputing" these waters is Turkey.
During the Imia Crisis in 1996, the US took the position that it wouldn't take a position despite generally agreeing with #Greece that this should go to the #ICJ and that it had the better argument. US Ambassador to Greece Thomas Niles, made it clear this was a “big mistake”.
In American Diplomats (on the @StateDept recommended reading list) he writes: “When we refused to take a position, it sent a signal back to the Turks that we were not prepared to countenance or do anything about aggressive Turkish behavior toward the Greeks [in the #Aegean]...
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