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European Agency Deploys Blimps to Monitor Greek Borders

Aerostats are to be deployed to monitor the northern Greek border by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

Three Thousand US Army Soldiers Arrive in Greece for NATO Exercise

An American transport vessel called the Endurance Vehicles Carrier delivered 3,000 US Army soldiers, military vehicles and equipment to Greece on Tuesday to participate in the NATO exercise dubbed "Atlantic Resolve 2020." The ship is docked at the port of...

Turkish TV Crew Detained by Greek Police: Report

Turkish state media have reported that three staff members from the country's national TV channel were held by Greek police while on assignment. State news agency Anadolu said the three TRT employees were "briefly detained" in Alexandroupoli late on Saturday. A...

Greek Court Jails Two Men Affiliated With Islamic State

A Greek court on Friday, convicted two men who are members of the terrorist group Islamic State, and sentenced them to 15 years imprisonment. A Komotini court in northern Greece ruled that the two men are guilty as members of...

Seven Turkish Nationals Seeking Asylum in Rhodes and Alexandroupoli

Seven Turkish citizens are reportedly seeking asylum in Greece, reports Greece's daily newspaper Kathimerini. The newspaper reports that the Turkish citizens approached Greek authorities in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece, and also on the island of Rhodes, in the southeastern Aegean. The...

Strong Winds and Snow Disrupt Greece Again, One Dead From Uprooted Tree Fall [Video]

One death and two injuries have been recorded in Greece due to deteriorating weather conditions in the eastern island of Lesvos when their car was crushed by an uprooted poplar in the road connecting the island's capital town Mytilene and...

Nike of Samothrace Inspires Greek Students to Create Game

In the Third Secondary School of Alexandroupoli, Greece, twelve pupils from the first classes, aged 12-14, created a computer game and board game related to the statue Nike of Samothrace. This was achieved as part of the cultural program...

Businessman Murdered in Alexandroupoli, Northern Greece

A 63-year old local businessman was robbed and murdered by two people early on April 28, outside his house in Alexandroupoli, Northern Greece. According to the police, two people on a motorcycle stopped outside the businessman’s house when he was...

Greece Mulls Opening Makaza Crossing

Greece will decide on Aug. 19 whether to open a new border crossing point on the Bulgarian-Greek border known as Makaza which connects the cities of Komotini and Alexandroupoli in Thrace, Greece, with Haskovo and Kardzhali in Bulgaria. The Mazaka...

After 25 Years, Alexandroupoli Wines Again

The revival of the Wine Festival took place with  success in the city of Alexandroupoli, the capital of the Evros regional unit in Thrace. According to first estimations, more than 25,000 people visited the site where the events took...