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...
Double the Number of Migrants are Leaving than Entering Greece
Migrants are leaving Greece at a much faster pace than they are entering it, according to the newest figures on migration released Wednesday.
Sound Cannons Deployed by Greece to Deter Migrants Alarm the EU
The European Union has expressed concerns over Greece's reported use of sound cannons to deter migrants from approaching its borders.
Turkish Soldiers Fire Guns at Greece’s Evros Border
Turkish soldiers fired guns over the border with Greece at Evros on two separate occasions earlier in March, Der Spiegel reports.
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...