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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...

European Border Agency Warns of New Wave of Migrants at Greek Border

The European border agency, Frontex, has warned that a fresh wave of migrants seeking to cross the Turkish border into the European Union via Greece is expected once Ankara lifts its coronavirus restrictions. The warning is included in an internal...

Trigger-Happy Turkish Border Guards Fire Shots at Greek Border Again

A new incident involving trigger-happy Turkish border guards at Evros was confirmed by Greek defense sources on Friday. According to the sources, Turkish guards aboard boats sailing in the Evros River fired at least 50 times in two separate incidents...

Turkish Soldiers Fire and Take Aim at German, Greek Officers at Evros Border

Turkish soldiers fired at least one warning shot and then aimed at German and Greek guards patrolling the border with Greece on April 28, according to an exclusive report by German magazine Der Spiegel, which has been conformed by...

Turkey Reportedly Pushes Coronavirus-Infected Migrants to Greece's Sea Border

Hellenic Coast Guard boat. File photo A report that Turkey is amassing migrants, with many infected by COVID-19 among them, across its North Aegean shores opposite certain Greek islands has put the Hellenic Navy, Coast Guard and police on high...

Greek Army Publishes Video Showing Actions During Evros Border Crisis

The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) published a video on Wednesday showing the timeline of the events that led up to the recent border crisis in Evros. The Evros crisis began in late February, when the Turkish leadership...

German Intelligence Service Says Turkey Incited Riots at the Greek Border

German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) findings indicate that the Turkish government purposely incited riots by planting members of its security services among crowds of migrants, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday. The BND accuses Turkish forces of intermixing with migrants...

Greece's Determined Defense of Evros Border Forces Migrants Away

Greek authorities believe that Turkey has started to evacuate the migrants sent to the border in the northeastern Evros region to try to cross over into Europe. Shortly after midnight on Thursday, migrants who have been camping out on the...

Greek Army Marks Independence Day at Evros as Turkish Jets Violate Airspace

Greece's Armed Forces marked the anniversary of the War of Independence on Wednesday with a ceremony at the border with Turkey at Evros. Army units raised the Greek flag near the crossing point to Turkey in the village of Kastanies. https://twitter.com/NIKSOTIROPOYLOS/status/1242750974973927426 Kastanies...

Greeks Continue to Defend European Border Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

While Greece is battling the invisible coronavirus enemy inside its territory, there is another war raging on the Evros border, where currently approximately 2,000 migrants are attempting to invade the country with the aid of the Turkish police. On Sunday, a...