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Greece denies involvement in alleged migrant shooting at Evros border with Turkey

Greece’s Minister for Citizen Protection denied any involvement in an alleged incident where an Afghan national was killed inside Turkish territory by shots fired from within Greece in the area of the Evros river, the natural border between the two countries. Turkish media claimed on Monday, the incident took place …

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Evros: 5 human traffickers arrested, 20 migrants prevented from entering Greece

Five human traffickers were arrested over the last two days and at least 20 migrants were prevented from entering the country at the Greek-Turkish border region of Evros, the Alexandroupolis and Orestiada police directorates in northern Greece said on Wednesday. The arrests were carried out in two separate instances, with …

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Greece to hire another 250 border guards for Evros region

Greece’s Ministry for Citizen Protection signed a decision to hire 250 border guards to serve at Evros the northeastern land border with Turkey. The decision was signed by Minister Takis Theodorikakos and Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Eleftherios Economou on Sunday. Following the publication of the decision, a proclamation is to …

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No military alert in Evros and Aegean, says Greek government

Government sources said on Saturday evening that a report about Greek forces being placed on high alert at the land and sea borders for fear of a spike in migration flows from Turkey is not accurate. Citing “military sources, Friday evening and still on Saturday, media had reported that all …

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Greece to strengthens Evros security with 250 border guards and fence extension

Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Sunday the further strengthening of the Police in the Prefecture of Evros  with 250 new border guards and the further extension of the fence. the Minister stressed the  strengthening of the country’s borders with the extension of the fence as well as Greece’s …

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Electronic surveillance network to safeguard Greece’s borders at Evros

An electronic surveillance network will safeguard Greece’s borders to Turkey at the region of Evros. Equipped with radars and cameras, the network installation is underway and will include eleven pillars along the Evros river in Greece’s North-East. The 11 pillars are along the river and the cameras have a range …

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Greece proceeds with construction of Evros fence with rapid pace

The construction of a new fence along the Greek-Turkish borders in Evros, “was the least the government could do to provide a sense of security to Greek citizens, whose morale remains high at such a difficult juncture,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday during a visit to Feres in …

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Dendias, Borrell at Evros: “EU is determined to protects its external borders”

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell visited the military border post at Kastanies border crossing with Turkey, in the Prefecture of Evros, on Wednesday morning. The two officials walked up to the ‘chain’ at the border …

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Evros: Migration flows at Greek-Turkish borders doubled in last 24 hours

Migration flows doubled in the Evros region at the Greek-Turkish borders in the last 24 hours hours with the biggest pressure to be recorded in the areas of Tychero and Ferres. According to daily kathimerini, police intercepted more than 400 people in the border areas of Tychero and Ferres within …

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Border guard serving at Evros tested positive for Covid-19

A border guard serving in the region of Evros in northeastern Greece has been tested positive for COVID-19 local media report on Tuesday. coronavirus. Also his mother, with whom he was living with, has been tested positive. According to local news website evrosnews, the border guard is a resident of …

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US calls on Turkey to refrain from creating tension in Evros

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer has said that he has been working systematically to reduce tensions in Greek-Turkish relations. During an online event organized by the German Marshall Fund, Palmer assured that Washington is in constant dialogue with Athens and Ankara with the …

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Greece deploys hundreds of policemen to Evros as tension with Turkey rises

Greece is deploying 300 to 400 officers from across the country to Evros river at the land border with Turkey to bolster local forces. These officers are members of riot police, crime combating units and border guards who will patrol mainly in Ferres, the Ardas river and in Tychero. At …

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Greece shields Evros border with blades wire, 400 new border guards

Greece is strengthening ifs defense and is preparing for a possible new wave of migrants at its Evros border. A fence of sharp blades wire (concertina wire) and 400 additional border guards are to shield the country for the case Turkey will open its borders again so that migrants can …

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