Evros

Firefighter Killed as Floods Hit Greece’s Evros

A firefighter was killed on Monday in the region of Evros in northeastern Greece during an operation to rescue dozens of children that were trapped in a school flooded by torrential rains. The incident occurred as the fire service was...

Floods Affect Northern, Central Greece

Severe floods, brought about by Tuesday's heavy rainstorms, have caused widespread damage in the northern Greek region of Evros and Karditsa, in central Greece. Severe flooding in Evros As torrential rains battered much of the country on Tuesday, houses, roads, fields,...

Greece to Hire 800 New Guards For Evros Border

Just days after Greece announced that it would complete a new border fence along the Evros River, which forms the border with Turkey, Citizen Protection Minister Mihalis Chrisochoidis stated on Wednesday that the country would hire an additional 800 border...

Greek PM: Border Fence at Evros Ready by April 2021

The construction of a new border fence at  Evros, "was the least the government could do to provide a sense of security to Greek citizens, whose morale remains high at such a difficult juncture," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said...

Greece Begins Construction of New Border Fence at Evros

Greece begun this week the construction of the new fence at the border with Turkey along the Evros River, a project aimed at stopping illegal immigration into the country. The 5-meter (16.4 foot) tall fence with a total length of...

Greek Migration Minister Stopped from Entering Moria Camp on Lesvos Due to Unrest

  According to local Greek media reports, Greece's Alternate Migration Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos, accompanied by Armin Laschet, the state premier of Germany's West Rhine-Westphalia region, was stopped from entering the Moria refugee camp on Tuesday due to unrest at the facility. The German...

Greece Boosts Forces at Evros as it Braces For New Migrant Crisis

Greece ordered approximately 400 police officers from different parts of the country to deploy along the border with Turkey at the Evros River as it braces for a new wave of migrants attempting to storm into Europe. Speaking to a...

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...

Athens Dismisses Reports that Turkey is Occupying Greek Land

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Saturday dismissed as “fake news” reports that Turkish soldiers have “invaded and occupied” a patch of Greek land in the northeastern Evros border area. “There is no foreign force on Greek territory,” the Ministry said...

Turkey Occupies Greek Piece of Land at Evros; Athens Downplays Incident

Athens has lodged a demarche with Ankara on Friday over the incursion of Turkish forces into a piece of Greek territory at the border on Evros river. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that Greece has issued a protest note to...