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Fire damages historic Ottoman mosque in Greece

THESSALONIKI, GREECE: A fire during restoration works has caused serious damage to a historic 15th century Ottoman mosque in Didymoteicho, northeastern Greece, local officials said Wednesday. "For the moment there is no indication that arson was involved," Nathanail Rigas, head fireman of the Thrace region bordering Turkey, told AFP. Didymoteicho mayor Paraskevas Patsouridis┬ásaid the Bayezid mosque's ornate wooden roof sustained "serious damage" from the fire that broke out early in the morning. Reports said the…