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Greece’s Asylum Appeals Committees denounce changes to facilitate mass deportations to Turkey

Following pressure by he European Union, the Greek Government changed the composition of the Asylum Appeals Committees last week. The EU has been claiming  that the existing committees were not sending refugees back to Turkey, because they did not consider Turkey a safe third country for each applicant as the …

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World Refugee Day: 65million people displaced in 2015, says UNHCR

The numbers are impressive and shocking at the same time. The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded, the UN refugee agency said on World Refugee Day on June 20th. The UNHCR estimates that 65.3 million people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally …

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Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch missing after suicide attack in Syria

“Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem II,  the supreme leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church, has been missing after a terrorism attack in North-Eastern Syria on Sunday,” Greek media report descriging the case as a “thriller”. At least three people were killed and several injured  in Qamishli in northeast Syria when a suicide …

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