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Turkey policemen, Kurdish MP flee to Greek island in refugee

A boat full of asylum seekers arrived at the shores of western Greece earlier this week, with a Kurdish MP and 20 former Turkish police officers onboard. According to the Greek newspaper Ilia Live, the policemen and the member of parliament fled Turkey in order to escape persecution from the Turkish government under President Recep […]Read More

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Erdogan Warns ‘Millions of Refugees’ Will Move to Turkey’s Border

The dire situation in Syria’s Idlib province caused by fighting that has pitted Syrian government forces against Turkish troops and Turkish-backed militias has created a wave of refugees trying to flee the conflict. In recent days, Turkey has announced the opening of its borders with Europe, citing its inability to take in any more refugees. […]Read More

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Greece pushes back migrants after Turkish border ‘onslaught’

Greek police fired teargas to push back hundreds of stone-throwing migrants trying to cross over the border from Turkey on Saturday, as a crisis over Syria shifted onto the European Union’s doorstep, Reuters reports. Greece, which has tense relations with Turkey at the best of times, accused Ankara of sending the migrants to the border […]Read More

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Greece plans floating barrier in Aegean Sea to deter refugees

Greece is planning to build a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to prevent refugees reaching its islands from Turkey. The 1.7 mile, $550,000 project, will be made of netting and flashing lights and is aimed at “containing the increasing inflows of migrants” on the Greek islands. The barrier will be built north of the […]Read More

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5.2 Magnitude Quake Hits Athens, Sends People Into the Streets

According to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, as quoted by ABC News, the quake was a 5.2 magnitude. However, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens has estimated the quake’s magnitude at 5.3. Another strong tremor has been felt in Athens following a 5.2 magnitude quake that hit the city earlier on Friday, Reuters […]Read More

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Biggest Ever ‘Jihadi Pill’ Haul Worth $660m Seized at Greek

It took agents of three law enforcement agencies a week to count the seized pills, which arrived in Greece from Syria in containers said to be loaded with floorboards. Greek authorities have announced the seizure of what they called the biggest-ever haul of Captagon, the amphetamine-type drug associated with Middle Eastern terrorists. The Greek Finance […]Read More