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Greece Says Turkey is Safe for Migrants from Five Countries

The Greek government announced on Monday that some migrants seeking asylum in Greece should seek it in Turkey instead.

More Migrants Leaving than Arriving in Greece, Minister Says

More migrants are now leaving Greece than arriving, said Migration Minister Mitarakis, who said that the influx of migrants has dropped off.

Greek Parliament Approves Historic Bill on Policing Universities

The Greek Parliament approved on Thursday an education reform bill, which, among others, attempts to address the problem of university security. The bill was approved with 166 lawmakers voting for and 132 against. All opposition parties, with the exception of...

Assault of Greek University Rector by Anarchists Sparks Outrage

The photograph of a Greek rector being abused and humiliated by anarchists inside his own office in Athens University on Thursday has caused outrage in Greece. The image shows the rector of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Dimitris...

Greece Defends Temporary Halt of Asylum Requests

The Greek government late on Monday defended its decision to stop processing asylum requests for one month after thousands of migrants converged at the border seeking to enter the EU from Turkey, saying it was in response to “emergency...

Greece Suspends Acceptance of New Asylum Applications

Among the extraordinary measures Greece announced on Sunday evening, was the suspension of all asylum application procedures for those who enter the country illegally from now until April 1. This decision came after the third day of clashes in Evros,...

Asylum Seekers to Get Social Security Number in Greece in Apparent Policy U-Turn

Five key Greek ministries on Monday decided that the country will re-introduce the practice of granting a social security number to all migrants who have applied for asylum in Greece, something that the current conservative government had stopped doing...

Secret Documents Reveal Turkey Planned Operation to Capture Officers Who Fled to Greece

Secret documents obtained by a research group show that the Turkish military had prepared to force back home eight officers who fled to Greece in the aftermath of the failed 2016 coup in Turkey. The Nordic Research Monitoring Network published...

New Asylum Bill Reaches Greek Parliament Amid Heavy Criticism

The new bill laying out the procedures by which refugees and migrants are either granted asylum status or are deported came before the Greek Parliament late Monday night. The aim of the new bill is to significantly reduce the time...

Turkey's Erdogan Asks Greek PM to Repatriate Eight Turkish Soldiers

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Greece on Tuesday to cooperate in the repatriation of eight soldiers who fled to Greece following a 2016 coup attempt. Erdogan made the remarks in a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...