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Greece Fortifies Evros Border to Stop New Migrant Inflow

The Greek government is fortifying the Evros borderline with two new quick response units of 30 men each that will patrol the Greek-Turkish border along Evros River, SKAI television reported on Sunday night. The two new units will be patrolling...

Three Women Migrants Found Stabbed to Death at Greek-Turkish Border

Three women whose bodies were found on the Greek side of Evros River were stabbed to death, the coroner said in a preliminary findings on Wednesday. The coroner said their death, from stab wounds in the neck, occurred within the...

Greece Blames Turkey for Surge in Migrant Flow on Evros Border

Greece issued an official complaint to the European Commission and the Turkish authorities blaming the Turkish side for deliberate negligence in guarding the borders on Evros river. As a result, the number of migrants crossing the river in an effort...

Two Turkish Servicemen Arrested for Crossing Greek Border at Evros

Two Turkish military personnel have been arrested in the Evros border for allegedly crossing into Greece illegally on Sunday, an Associated Press report says. A Greek army spokesman told AP under the condition of anonymity that the two servicemen were...

Alexandroupolis Raises 600 Square Meter Greek Flag (video)

The biggest ever Greek flag was raised in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece, on Saturday, making local residents proud. The blue and white flag is an impressive 600 square meters, making it the biggest in the whole country. The gigantic Greek flag is...

Freezing Weather Claims Another Migrant's Life in Northern Greece

On Tuesday Greek authorities reported that a second migrant's life has been lost in direct correlation to the freezing temperatures in the northern region of the country. The body of a man was found buried in the snow outside of...

Two Refugee Children Dead off Kos Island

A new Aegean Sea tragedy occurred on Thursday in the sea area 250 meters off the coast of Kos island where the coast guard recovered the bodies of two refugee children. It was the early hours of Thursday when a...

Greek Govt Receives Pressure to Tear Down Fence on Border with Turkey

The Greek government is facing increasing pressure to take down the fence along its land border with Turkey in the Evros region in order to stop refugees from making the deadly journey to Europe via the Aegean Sea. Citizen Protection...

Greek Authorities Capture Six Alleged Migrant Smugglers

Greek authorities arrested six people accused of human trafficking in Northern Greece, close to the border with Turkey, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency Reports. The six alleged smugglers consist of one Greek and five Syrian citizens. The report notes that the individuals were caught after smuggling 25...

8,735 Illegal Immigrants on Greek Island of Lesvos This Year

The number of illegal immigrants in the Greek island of Lesvos coming from the northern sea borders between Greece and Turkey was increased by 550% during the March-April 2015 period compared to the same period last year. According to official data from the...