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Touching Video of Evros Residents Applauding Greek Police Protecting Border

A touching video has gone viral on Greek social media Saturday, showing residents of the village of Kastanies, in Evros, applauding the policemen who arrive to guard the border with Turkey. People are seen coming out of their houses in...

Tensions Flare Up Again Along Greek-Turkish Border

Tensions flared up again on Wednesday evening along the Greek-Turkish border at the Evros post of Kastanies. Turkish authorities reportedly threw tear gas while refugees hurled stones and other objects to the Greek side of the border fence beginning at...

Turkey to Close Land Borders With Greece, Bulgaria Due to Coronavirus

Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT Haber said on Wednesday afternoon that the country's land borders with Greece and Bulgaria will be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thus Turkey's borders with the European Union will remain closed to the entry and...

The Lone Gatekeepers of Europe: Living on the Edge

By now it has become clear that the effort of migrants to enter Greece by force through the Evros border was a literal invasion attempt orchestrated by Turkey. Yet the evil scheme of Recep Tayyip Recep Erdogan backfired, with...

Greece Averts Attempt by Hundreds of Migrants to Storm Border

Hundreds of migrants who have been camped on the Turkish side of the border with Greece at Evros since February attempted to storm the country's territory early on Wednesday. The incident took place between 2:30 and 4 a.m., when a...

President Sakellaropoulou: Greece Will Not Show Weakness in the Face of Aggression

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the new President of the Hellenic Republic, made her first official visit as President to the Greek Ministry of Defense in Athens on Tuesday morning. While there, Sakellaropoulou underlined the important role the Armed Forces play for the...

Frontex in Evros: United European Shield Deployed at Greek-Turkish Border

Frontex, the Border and Coast Guard Agency of the European Union, has been deployed in full since Friday morning in the Greek region of Evros, next to the Greek-Turkish border, which is also the Union's external border. Hundreds of police...

New Clashes Erupt in Evros; Migrants Throw Petrol Bombs Over to Greek Side

Fresh clashes erupted at the Greek-Turkish border in Evros on Wednesday evening, when migrants set fires, threw Molotov cocktails over to the Greek side and tried once again to pull the border fence down. Greek and combined European forces which...

Ex-Premier Tsipras Slams Turkey's Erdogan, Declares Greeks Are United as One

Following the escalation of Turkish provocations on Wednesday, Greece's main Opposition SYRIZA party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, issued two separate statements with stark warnings against Ankara and its behavior. ''The latest incidents constitute an unprecedented and dangerous escalation,'' Tsipras...

Turkish F-16 Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace, Fly Above Northern Evros

The repeated Turkish provocations Greece has had to face recently seem to have no end, since on Wednesday afternoon, two Turkish F-16 fighter jets violated Greek airspace in northern Evros. It is believed that this is the first time Turkish fighter...