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Greece to Further Boost Security at Evros Border with Turkey

Greece announced on Sunday that it will further boost security at the border with Turkey along the Evros River by hiring 250 new border guards over the next few months. Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos, who was visiting the region...

EU Border Force FRONTEX Finds No Evidence Yet of Refugee Pushbacks in Greece

Frontex, the border and coast guard agency of the European Union issued a response to media allegations on Thursday that illegal pushbacks of refugees had been taking place on the land and sea border between Greece and Turkey. This came...

Thousands of Albanians Line Up at Kakavia Border to Re-Enter Greece

Thousands of cars from Albania were lined up at the Kakavia border on Sunday, August 16 after the Greek government relaxed restrictions on the amount eligible to enter the nation. According to the recent decision, the amount of people able...

Greece Restricts Border Crossings to Just Six Points to Limit Coronavirus Spread

  Greece will restrict its land border entry points into the country to just six, in order to better control the spread of coronavirus in view of the upsurge in cases in neighboring Balkan countries, government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced...

Turkey Provokes Tension by Disputing Land Border with Greece

Turkey on Saturday disputed the exact boundary of the Evros River that divides the two countries and said it would not allow any "fait accompli" on its border. "In spite of our warnings and proposals of cooperation, Greece initiated land-leveling...

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...

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...

Greeks Continue to Defend European Border Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

While Greece is battling the invisible coronavirus enemy inside its territory, there is another war raging on the Evros border, where currently approximately 2,000 migrants are attempting to invade the country with the aid of the Turkish police. On Sunday, a...

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...

Tensions Flare Up Again Along Greek-Turkish Border

Tensions flared up again on Wednesday evening along the Greek-Turkish border at the Evros post of Kastanies. Turkish authorities reportedly threw tear gas while refugees hurled stones and other objects to the Greek side of the border fence beginning at...