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Turkish Soldiers Fire Guns at Greece’s Evros Border

Turkish soldiers fired guns over the border with Greece at Evros on two separate occasions earlier in March, Der Spiegel reports.

Greece to Hire 800 New Guards For Evros Border

Just days after Greece announced that it would complete a new border fence along the Evros River, which forms the border with Turkey, Citizen Protection Minister Mihalis Chrisochoidis stated on Wednesday that the country would hire an additional 800 border...

Greek PM: Border Fence at Evros Ready by April 2021

The construction of a new border fence at  Evros, "was the least the government could do to provide a sense of security to Greek citizens, whose morale remains high at such a difficult juncture," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said...

Greece Begins Construction of New Border Fence at Evros

Greece begun this week the construction of the new fence at the border with Turkey along the Evros River, a project aimed at stopping illegal immigration into the country. The 5-meter (16.4 foot) tall fence with a total length of...

Greece Fortifies Evros Border to Stop New Migrant Inflow

The Greek government is fortifying the Evros borderline with two new quick response units of 30 men each that will patrol the Greek-Turkish border along Evros River, SKAI television reported on Sunday night. The two new units will be patrolling...

Greece Boosts Forces at Evros as it Braces For New Migrant Crisis

Greece ordered approximately 400 police officers from different parts of the country to deploy along the border with Turkey at the Evros River as it braces for a new wave of migrants attempting to storm into Europe. Speaking to a...

Turkey Occupies Greek Piece of Land at Evros; Athens Downplays Incident

Athens has lodged a demarche with Ankara on Friday over the incursion of Turkish forces into a piece of Greek territory at the border on Evros river. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that Greece has issued a protest note to...

Turkish Soldiers Fire and Take Aim at German, Greek Officers at Evros Border

Turkish soldiers fired at least one warning shot and then aimed at German and Greek guards patrolling the border with Greece on April 28, according to an exclusive report by German magazine Der Spiegel, which has been conformed by...

Greek Army Publishes Video Showing Actions During Evros Border Crisis

The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) published a video on Wednesday showing the timeline of the events that led up to the recent border crisis in Evros. The Evros crisis began in late February, when the Turkish leadership...

Greece's Determined Defense of Evros Border Forces Migrants Away

Greek authorities believe that Turkey has started to evacuate the migrants sent to the border in the northeastern Evros region to try to cross over into Europe. Shortly after midnight on Thursday, migrants who have been camping out on the...

Greek Army Marks Independence Day at Evros as Turkish Jets Violate Airspace

Greece's Armed Forces marked the anniversary of the War of Independence on Wednesday with a ceremony at the border with Turkey at Evros. Army units raised the Greek flag near the crossing point to Turkey in the village of Kastanies. https://twitter.com/NIKSOTIROPOYLOS/status/1242750974973927426 Kastanies...

Touching Video of Evros Residents Applauding Greek Police Protecting Border

A touching video has gone viral on Greek social media Saturday, showing residents of the village of Kastanies, in Evros, applauding the policemen who arrive to guard the border with Turkey. People are seen coming out of their houses in...

Frontex in Evros: United European Shield Deployed at Greek-Turkish Border

Frontex, the Border and Coast Guard Agency of the European Union, has been deployed in full since Friday morning in the Greek region of Evros, next to the Greek-Turkish border, which is also the Union's external border. Hundreds of police...

New Clashes Erupt in Evros; Migrants Throw Petrol Bombs Over to Greek Side

Fresh clashes erupted at the Greek-Turkish border in Evros on Wednesday evening, when migrants set fires, threw Molotov cocktails over to the Greek side and tried once again to pull the border fence down. Greek and combined European forces which...

Turkish F-16 Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace, Fly Above Northern Evros

The repeated Turkish provocations Greece has had to face recently seem to have no end, since on Wednesday afternoon, two Turkish F-16 fighter jets violated Greek airspace in northern Evros. It is believed that this is the first time Turkish fighter...