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Greece’s National Security Council decides to expand Evros fence

Greece’s top Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) decided on Tuesday evening to expand the fence along the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey, and to enhance patrols with all available means. Chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the meeting focused on the pressure Greece faces at its …

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Greece to extend fence at Evros River about 80 km

The fence in Evros River will extend about 80 km, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on Friday. “Humanitarianism is very important but the people that wish to come to EU due to the inequalities that exist in the world are thousands of millions. We do not speak of …

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39 Syrian refugees finally evacuated from Evros river

After several days and following pressure and general outcry, Greek authorities announced that they had found the stranded refugees in Evros river.  In the previous days Greek Police had announced that they could could not locate the refugees, denying at the same time that they were on Greek territory. “After …

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40 refugees stranded on Evros islet; child dies after scorpion stung; calls on their rescue

A group of some 40 migrants have been stranded on an islet in Evros River since the beginning of August. Among them a 5-year-old girl from Syria that was stung by a scorpion and died. However, the girl’s body remains unburied. Greek authorities call on Turkey to take care of …

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Greek NGOs appeal to Supreme Court for rescue of 50 migrants stranded at Evros islet

Two Greek NGOs tabled a complaint on Tuesday with the Supreme Court of Greece calling for the rescue of 50 Syrian migrants, including 3 pregnant women and 12 children, from an islet on the Evros River, in Greece’s borders with Turkey. The Greek Council for Refugees and HumanRights360 said the …

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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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