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Turkish Soldiers Seeking Asylum in Greece Get Extension

The eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in the neighboring country received an extension to their application for asylum. The eight asylum seekers, accompanied by their lawyers, appeared before the Greek asylum service and...

Trial of Turkish Military Personnel Postponed in Greece

The Alexandroupolis first instance court on Monday has granted a three-day postponement in the trial of eight Turkish military men who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in Turkey. The eight men are charged with illegally entering the country...

Greece Tries to Avoid Tension with Turkey Over Extradition of Fugitives

Greece is trying to avoid tension with Turkey over the extradition of the eight military men who allegedly participated in the coup attempt and sought asylum on Greek soil. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that Ankara has demanded...

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers

The Hellenic Police has dismantled a 32-person drug ring that includes three low-rank army officers, a fire department contract employee and a policeman. All people arrested on charges of drug trafficking are Greek nationals aged 22-57 years. The large-scale operation...

Rio Olympic Flame Arrives in Alexandroupolis

The Olympic Flame for the "RIO 2016" Summer Olympic Games arrived on Sunday evening at the city port of Alexandroupolis. A local children's choir sang anti-war songs such as John Lennon's "Imagine" as the Sacred Light was carried by...

Refugees and Migrants Outnumber Residents in Kastelorizo; 60 Rescued in Alexandroupolis (video)

Over 700 migrants and refugees have arrived in Kastelorizo over the past few days, as traffickers have found a passage on the island. The small local community of Kastelorizo, which consists of about 200 people, has raised concerns regarding...

Protesting Greek Farmers Leave Athens and Return to Roadblocks

Greek farmers have left Athens after massive protest rallies outside the Greek Parliament during the weekend and returned to the roadblocks on national highways across Greece. Farmers protest against proposed security fund and tax reforms that affect their sector. They...

Greek Police Arrests Three Iraqis for Terrorism

Three men of Iraqi origin holding British passports have been arrested in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece, near the border crossing with Turkey for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The men were hiding the guns in a mobile home and another vehicle....

Two Jihadist Terrorist Suspects Arrested in Greece

Greek police are investigating the two jihadist terrorist suspects who were arrested in Alexandroupolis on Thursday while trying to cross to Turkey. One of them is believed to be "Maximus," a man known to European authorities as a possible...

Woman Arrested in Greece for Suspected Links to ISIS

A woman of Swiss-Egyptian nationality was arrested and detained at the police headquarters in Alexandroupolis on Thursday, on suspicion she has links with ISIS. The woman was arrested while trying to cross the Greek border to Turkey with her four-year-old...