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Migrants and Refugees Remain at Turkish City Close to Greek Border

Migrants and refugees who were stopped from reaching Turkey's northern border with Greece on Tuesday, have not yet left the Turkish city of Edirne, the AFP reports. Turkish authorities had blocked the group from moving further west from Edirne, which lies 17 kilometres away from the Greek...

Migrants Pass Greek-FYROM Border Barriers Heading for Europe

On August 22, migrants and refugees were desperately trying to bypass the FYROM police and army forces, located at the neutral zone near the Greek-FYROM border. Several were injured as thousands of people were trying to forcibly enter the...

FYROM Police Force Refugees Back to Greece

The situation at the Greek-FYROM border has gotten out of control as 5,000 migrants and refugees have gathered in the area seeking to enter the country. The FYROM police have clashed with the large crowd and as a result...

70 Migrants Rescued on Greek-Turkish Border

Greek authorities rescued 70 migrants trapped on a berm at the Greek-Turkish border. According to the authorities, after the migrants crossed the rivers that divide the two countries, they were trapped in the Greek fields that had been flooded due...

Undocumented Migrant Numbers Have Doubled

Greek border authorities released statistical data from June 2014 that show a dramatic increase in incidents of immigrants trying to enter Greece illegally. The number of undocumented immigrants has more than doubled compared to June 2013 when border authorities had...

Policeman, 2 Albanians Dead in Firefight in Northwest Greece

In yet another showdown between police and undocumented migrants, a police sergeant and two Albanians were killed in a shootout near Greece's northern border at dawn on Dec. 8. Police said a patrol of three officers came across the Albanians...

Man Carrying Rockets Caught At Border

A senior police official said a Syrian man was arrested on Greece's northeastern border with Turkey with a large batch of telescopic sights for rifles and shoulder-fired rocket launchers. The official, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity...

Greece Toughens Border Policing Over Syria War

Greece is quadrupling the number of guards at its border with Turkey and boosting other defenses in part because of a potential influx of Syrian refugees, a government minister said on Monday. Greece is the busiest entry point for illegal...

Destination Nowhere: Igoumenitsa

Igoumenitsa was the first stop on our journey to explore Greece’s migration situation. The town has become a hotspot for migrants, who have set-up camps on the mountainside next to the port.