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Athens Says Greece Under ''Extraordinary and Asymmetrical Threat''

Greece is experiencing extraordinary and organized pressure by mass population movements, according to the spokesperson for the Greek government on Sunday evening. Stelios Petsas made these remarks following the conclusion of a meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs...

Greece Defends Borders as Erdogan Opens the Gates: Live Updates

Greek security forces are attempting to stop thousands of refugees and migrants from entering Greece after Turkey's declaration that it will no longer stem the migrant flow out of their country. Since Friday, the number of migrants has surged...

Greece Calls Extraordinary Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense Amid Border Tensions

The Greek government announced on Sunday that it will call an extraordinary Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense in Athens, amid rising tensions on the country's border with Turkey. The meeting, which will be held at 18:00 local time...

Thousands of Refugees Waiting to Cross Into Greece As Turkey Opens Borders

Thousands of refugees and migrants remain behind a wire fence on the Greek-Turkish border in Evros, hoping to cross to the Greek side of the border. The country has been constantly strengthening its border with police and military forces from...

Turkey's Erdogan Vows to Keep Gates Open for Refugees Heading to Europe

"What did we do yesterday? We opened the doors," Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul on Saturday, in his first public speech following the death of 33 Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. "We will not close those doors....

Border Tensions Rise as Refugees and Migrants Try to Enter Greece

Thousands of refugees and migrants continue to gather at Greece's border with Turkey in Evros, following Ankara's decision to stop preventing migrants from marching towards the EU. On Saturday morning, tensions rose as groups of refugees and migrants tried to...

Bulgaria Joins Greece in Toughening Patrols Along Turkish Border

Bulgaria, the EU's other member-state that shares a national border with Turkey, has been toughening its controls along its frontier with the country since Friday morning. Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Friday that Sofia is ready to send...

Suspected American Jihadist Stranded at Greek-Turkish Border for Third Day (video)

A suspected American jihadist has been left stranded for a third day between Greece and Turkey after he was deported by Turkey, then refused entry by Greece. Muhammad Darwis B., reportedly an American of Jordanian dissent, has been physically stranded...

Turkey Attempts to Deport Jihadist to Greece at Evros Checkpoint

A bizarre incident took place on Monday afternoon at the Greek-Turkish border at Kastanies in the region of Evros. According to Turkish media, a jihadist, who is allegedly an American citizen, was attempting to cross the border with Greece, as...

EU Deploys Border Guards on Albania-Greece Border

Teams from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, or Frontex, will patrol Albania's borders with Greece for the first time, it was announced on Tuesday in Tirana. The newly-placed officers will patrol areas for illegal immigration and also keep...