Kastanies

Greek Police Arrest Dozens Who Illegally Crossed Border at Evros

Greek security forces have launched a manhunt for migrants who illegally crossed over from the Turkish border since Friday when thousands massed on the Turkish side of the Evros River. Greek Reporter filmed an incident at the small border town...

Border Tensions Rise as Refugees and Migrants Try to Enter Greece

Thousands of refugees and migrants continue to gather at Greece's border with Turkey in Evros, following Ankara's decision to stop preventing migrants from marching towards the EU. On Saturday morning, tensions rose as groups of refugees and migrants tried to...

Turkey Rejects Third Request for Release of 2 Greek Soldiers

Turkish authorities, on Tuesday, rejected yet another request from Greece for the release of the two Greek soldiers who have been jailed in Edirne since March 1. This was the third official request for the release of Aggelos Mitretodis and...

Greece Deports Turkish Man who Crossed Evros Border

Greek authorities on Saturday deported a Turkish man who had entered the country through the Evros border on Wednesday, Hellenic Police say. Local police in Kastanies returned the Turkish civilian to his country through the Kastanies border crossing. The 37-year-old...

Turkish National Arrested for Crossing Greek Border

Greece police arrested a Turkish national who crossed into the country's territory with a digging machine near the border village of Kastanies at Evros. Greek officials say that the man is an employee at the municipality of Edirne who was...

The Third "Friendship Marathon" Sees Greece and Turkey Lift Their Borders

Some 500 athletes participated in a "Friendship Marathon" - a half marathon that started in Turkey's Edirne and ended in Greece's Kastanies. For the event, the two countries lifted their borders and allowed movement between Turkey and Greece as Greece...

Pro-Migrant Protesters Clash with Police in Northern Greece (video)

Pro-migrant protesters demanded the Greek-Turkish border in the Greek town of Kastanies be opened and clashed with police as they rallied against the fence for their cause. The 200 protesters who had their faces covered belong to the "No Border Camp",...

A Greek Summer Music Festival for Every Taste

Greece has always been associated with summer, amazing beaches and crystal clear waters. Still, many people opt to travel to other countries during the summer months in order to attend one of the numerous music festivals that take place across...

Two Dead Due to Extreme Weather in Northern Greece

On Thursday morning, December 11, Greek rescuers were able to locate the body of a man at the bed of Gallikos River in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The search for the unlucky man started on Wednesday afternoon by the Greek Police...

Greece Completes Border Fence with Turkey

Greece has finished construction of a fence along the 12.5-km (8-mile) stretch of its land border with Turkey to curb illegal migration, the Athens News Agency said citing company-contractor of the project. The construction of the razor-wire-topped 13-foot-tall fence took...