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Greece Accused of Coercing Migrants to Conduct Pushbacks at Evros

Greece has been coercing migrants into pushing fellow asylum seekers back to Turkey at Evros, a joint investigation by international media outlets alleged this week. A joint investigation by the Guardian, Lighthouse Reports, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and ARD Report...

Greece’s European Stork Village Celebrates Return Of Migratory Birds

Greece celebrates the annual return of the majestic storks from Africa on June 4, with a special festival held at the Greek European Stork Village in Poros Ferron, North Eastern Greece.

Greece Denies Reports of Migrants Thrown into the Sea

Greece rejected on Friday reports it had thrown migrants into the Aegean sea and instead has accused Turkey of deliberately spreading fake news. Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis responded to a report by German news magazine Der Spiegel, Dutch investigative platform...

COVID-19: Number of Cases, Deaths Stabilizes in Greece

The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths in Greece seems to stabilize below the high figures of last week. On Saturday, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 16,023 new cases and 72 deaths, while 567 patients are intubated....

Turkey Releases Greek Police Officer Arrested Near Evros Border

A Greek police officer and his partner who were arrested by Turkish security forces on Sunday near the border region of Evros were released on Monday according to the Greek Ministry of Civil Protection. The pair, from the northeastern Greek...

Belarus Uses Migrants Against Poland — Just as Turkey did Against Greece

Poland accused Belarus on Monday of planning a "major provocation" by encouraging a large group of migrants to cross the Polish border, in an incident reminiscent of Turkey's attempt to destabilize Greece and the EU in March 2020. "Belarus wants...

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...

Greece Purchases Powerful Israeli “Spike NLOS” Missile

Greece is to purchase the multi-purpose Israeli missile Spike NLOS in order to strengthen its military presence in the Aegean and Evros

Greece Completes 40-km Fence at Border with Turkey

Greece completed earlier in the week a 40-km (25 mile) fence on its border with Turkey and a new surveillance system was in place to stop possible asylum seekers from trying to reach Europe following the Taliban's takeover of...

Greece, Turkey Forge Common Front on Refugees from Afghanistan

Greece and Turkey apparently agreed on Friday to cooperate to prevent a possible mass influx of refugees from Afghanistan into their countries. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed via telphone the developing situation in Afghanistan...