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Evros: Woman, Two Children Missing after Boat Capsizes

A search and rescue operation has been launched by the Hellenic Police, to locate a woman and her two children who went missing after their boat capsized in the Evros River during their attempt to reach Greece. The river...

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...

Mother of Greek Soldier Held in Turkey Grills Minister (video)

The mother of one of the Greek soldiers held in Turkey for illegally entering the country has pressed a government minister to do more to secure the release of her son. During a meeting in the border town of Orestiada,...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Thrace for 'Stephanos Karatheodoris Year'

Continuing his three-day visit to Thrace to attend events for "Stephanos Karatheodoris Year" in Orestiada, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Sunday praised the personality and contribution made by the noted Greek doctor and academic, saying he was a "model" Thracian...

Turkish Authorities Arrest Three Soldiers Who Allegedly Fled to Greece

Turkish authorities on Monday arrested three wanted soldiers who had allegedly participated in the coup attempt and had fled to Greece. The arrest was made in Edirne, a city close to the Greek border. Turkish press reports said that...

Government Categorically Denies Turkish Officers are Held by Greek Intelligence Agency

Government sources categorically denied on Friday reports on a private television channel that the two Turkish officers who entered Greece and handed themselves in to the authorities on February 15 are being held at the headquarters of Greece’s National...

Philippiada Parents Say 'No' to Refugee Children after Orestiada

The Parents and Guardians Association of the 2nd Primary School of Philippiada, northern Greece, have expressed their objections to the refugee integration program at their children's school. The objections come just a week following similar complaints by the parents...

Green Cola: A Greek Success Story Becomes Popular in Germany

Green Cola appeared in the Greek market in 2012, at the peak of the economic crisis. Yet, only four years later, the sugar-free cola has become popular in Greece and Germany. The advantage of Green Cola is that it uses...

Half a Million Immigrants Standing By at Greek Borders

About 500,000 immigrants mostly from Syria are waiting in Turkey to enter Greece, according to information by the Greek secret services. At a time when the citizen protection ministry decided to reduce by 30 percent the border guard forces in Xanthi,...

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...