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Turkish Dissidents Seek Political Asylum in Greece

A group of Turkish dissidents sailed to the Greek island of Crete on Sunday and reportedly applied for political asylum after arriving there. The boat, carrying four men, two women and their children, sailed into the bay of Sitia, accompanied...

Greece Accused of Imposing News Blackout from Migrant Camps

Human rights groups say that a new law approved recently by the Greek Parliament imposes a general news blackout on the dozens of migrant and refugee facilities dotted around the country. Under the new law, workers operating within a refugee...

Two Women Found Dead after Migrant Boat Capsizes Wednesday

The bodies of two women, declared missing after a boat carrying dozens of migrants and refugees capsized off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos on Wednesday, were later recovered by the Hellenic Coast Guard. After a long search,...

Vast Majority of Greek Women Say They've Been Sexually Harassed at Work

According to research conducted around the country by the group ActionAid Hellas, an astounding 85% of Greek women say they have faced sexual harassment at work. Greek women in the tourism and service industries, two of the country's largest areas...

European Watchdog Blasts Greece on Migrant Detention Facilities

A committee report by the Council of Europe released on Thursday urges the Greek authorities to change their approach towards immigration detention and to ensure that migrants deprived of their liberty are treated with dignity and humanity. The report of...

Banning Protests in the Birthplace of Democracy

The Greek government's decision to ban protests and rallies during the anniversary celebrations of the Polytechnic uprising has raised questions about the state of Democracy in its birthplace. Opposition political parties and human rights groups have blasted the decision, claiming...

Turkish Dissidents, Including Policemen, Sail to Greece on Migrant Boat

Dozens of Turkish citizens, who claimed to be dissidents of the Erdogan regime, sailed to the Greek port of Katakolo on the Peloponnesian peninsula, on Wednesday evening. Coast Guard and police officers have been interviewing all 65 people, among them...

Varoufakis Testifies He Was Under Surveillance For Supporting Assange

Greece's former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed on Tuesday he was under surveillance by private company UC Global, which was spying on Julian Assange during his stay in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. Varoufakis, who testified through a teleconference...

Senators Call for Investigation into Turkish Human Rights Violations, US Military Aid

Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced two resolutions on Thursday calling for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to catalogue Turkey's human rights abuses throughout the Caucasus, the Near East and in...