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Greece Accused of Coercing Migrants to Conduct Pushbacks at Evros

Greece has been coercing migrants into pushing fellow asylum seekers back to Turkey at Evros, a joint investigation by international media outlets alleged this week. A joint investigation by the Guardian, Lighthouse Reports, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and ARD Report...

Greece Seeks EU Funds to Extend Border Fence at Evros

Greece has reportedly asked the European Commission to use EU funds to extend the fence it has built on Evros at the border with Turkey to prevent illegal migrants from entering the country. Greece has already built a 40 kilometers...

Greece Denies Reports of Migrants Thrown into the Sea

Greece rejected on Friday reports it had thrown migrants into the Aegean sea and instead has accused Turkey of deliberately spreading fake news. Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis responded to a report by German news magazine Der Spiegel, Dutch investigative platform...

Dutch Journalist Causes Stir in Greece over Migrant Pushbacks

Dutch journalist Ingeborg Beugel continues to cause stir after publicly accusing Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of "lying" about migrant pushbacks. On Tuesday, during a joint press conference with visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Beugel, who lives in Greece...

Erdogan Says Greece is “Lying” on Migrants; Threatens to Open Floodgates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of telling “lies” about migrant pushbacks and threatened to open the gates for migrants to storm into Greece. Erdogan's outburst followed Mitsotakis's statements on Tuesday when he...

EU Calls for Investigation into Alleged Migrant Pushbacks by Greece

The EU executive called on Wednesday for an investigation into alleged migrant pushbacks by Greece, which Athens is flatly denying. The announcement follows reports in the German media outlets Der Spiegel and ARD, according to which some of these operations...

Erdogan Accuses Greece Of Provocations In Phone Call To Merkel

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made accusations that Greece was pushing back refugees at sea in a call with Germany's Angela Merkel.

Greece Accused of Pushing Back Migrants, Refugees at Sea

Greek authorities are accused of using harsh tactics called "pushback" to deter refugees from entering Greece by sea.

EU Border Force FRONTEX Finds No Evidence Yet of Refugee Pushbacks in Greece

Frontex, the border and coast guard agency of the European Union issued a response to media allegations on Thursday that illegal pushbacks of refugees had been taking place on the land and sea border between Greece and Turkey. This came...

UNHCR Calls on Greece to Investigate Alleged Migrant Pushbacks

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urged Greece on Friday to investigate multiple reports of pushbacks by Greek authorities at the country’s sea and land borders. UNHCR Spokesperson Babar Baloch said in Geneva that there are credible allegations that Greece may...