400 New Border Guards to be Deployed to Evros, Greece
The Citizen Protection Ministry has decided to hire 400 more border guards to patrol in Evros starting in February. Takis Theodorikakos, head of the ministry, made the announcement this past Friday, January 13th. Greece, he said, “is not prepared to...
Greece to Raise Turkey’s Treatment of ‘Naked Migrants’ With the UN
Greece announced on Monday that it will bring up the mistreatment of ninety-two migrants found naked at the borders of Turkey on Saturday with the UN and European bodies. Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis accused Turkey of mistreating the group...
92 Naked Migrants Found on Greece – Turkey Border
Ninety two naked migrants were found near the Greece - Turkey border in Evros region, the Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection announced. The photos released have shocked the Greek authorities and "show Turkey’s inhumane treatment of refugees" according to...
Thousands of Syrian Refugees ‘Seeking to Enter Greece’ Through Turkey
Greece braces for a refugee crisis on its borders with Turkey as thousands of Syrian refugees are reportedly organizing themselves to march towards Evros and try to cross into Europe. Greece's Minister of Citizen Protection Takis Theodorikakos announced on Wednesday...
Greece Stopped 154,000 Migrants from Entering This Year
Greece has prevented more than 154,000 irregular migrants from entering the country this year, Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday. Some fifty thousand people attempted to cross the Turkish-Greek border in August alone, he told Greek daily Eleftheros...
Greece to Extend Fence Along the Entire Length of the Border with Turkey
Greece will extend the fence along the entire border with Turkey in order to prevent illegal immigration to the country the cabinet agreed on Tuesday. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Government Council on National Security chaired...
Migrants’ Rescue Details Revealed by Greek Authorities
The Greek Minister of Migration and Asylum provided details on the rescue of the group of 38 migrants in Evros River.
Group of Migrants Stranded on Evros Islet Rescued by Greek Authorities
The group of 39 migrants reported stranded on an islet in Evros River last week were rescued by Greece on Monday, August 15.
Migrants Stranded on Islet in Evros River Abandoned to Die
40 migrants trapped on an islet in Evros River plea for help as neither Greece nor Turkey assumes responsibility for their rescue.
Wildfire Burns National Park in Greece for Fifth Day
The wildfire at Dadia National Park in Evros stretched into a fifth day on Monday, threatening more destruction at the 43,000-hectare (106,000-acre) preserve. The park is considered one of the most important protected areas in Greece, Europe, and the...