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It's said that famed Carian King Mausolus built Myndos (which largely awaits excavation) due to its strategic position and harbour – indeed, the sea just north of Rabbit Island is very deep. Look straight across these waters beyond Sergeant Island (Çavuş Adası) to see two specks of rock, Kardak Islands (Imia in Greek), the ownership of which almost sparked a war between Greece and Turkey in January 1996, following gratuitous flag-planting exchanges and a more serious but brief Turkish commando occupation. Today, the area is strictly off limits.

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