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Tension high at Evros border as thousands try to cross into Greece (vids)

Tension at the Evros land border between Greece and Turkey is high on Saturday morning, as thousands of refugees and migrants are trying to push their way to Greece. Young and old, families with children are either in the buffer zone between the two countries or on the Turkish side. …

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Turkish asylum seekers attacked by masked men, pushed back from Evros shore

A group of Turkish asylum seekers claimed that following an attempt to cross the Turkish border via the Evros River in northeastern Greece on Friday evening, they were pushed back to the Turkish side after being beaten by masked men with batons, the IPA news agency reported. Tuğba Özkan, a …

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Greek citizen arrested in Evros after illegally entered to Turkey

Turkish authorities have arrested a Greek citizen in the area of Evros river. According to preliminary information, the man was trying to enter Turkey illegally. According to Turkish authorities, the Greek citizen is a 50-year-old convict identified with the name initials M. A. The man was arrested after he illegally …

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3 children, one adult missing after migrants boat capsizes in Evros River

Three children and one adult have been missing after a migrants boat capsized in Evros River, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. Eight people have been rescued. The inflatable boat was carrying twelve people who were trying to enter Greece illegally early Saturday morning. The boat reportedly busted and …

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Migrant crossing via Evros river sees sharp increase in October

Authorities in northern Greece have reported a sharp increase in migrant crossings at the country’s land border with Turkey along with a rise in arrests of smuggling suspects. Authorities say migrant crossings at GR-Turkey border 82 percent higher in October than previous year. The number of migrants registered and arrested …

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Foreigners arrested at Evros border for child abduction in UK

Greek authorities have arrested two foreigners wanted with a European arrest warrant for the abduction of a child in United Kingdom. A 37-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were arrested at the Border Control point Kipoi at Evros river as they were trying to enter Turkey from Greece. When authorities …

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Five Wild Horses found shot dead in Evros protected wetland, N. Greece

Fishermen in a channel at the Delta of the Evros river in North-Eastern Greece, made a macabre discovery. The bodies of five wild horses were floating in the river at short distance to each other and near the pumping station area where the fishermen also have their cabins in the …

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Triple crime on migrants in Evros: Victims were mother and two daughters

DNA tests on the bodies of three women recently stabbed to death revealed that the victims were a mother and her two underage daughters. Authorities did not give any further details about the victims other than the DNA match. Initial information had suggested the mother was around 35 years old …

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Migrant woman, two underage children missing when dinghy capsizes in Evros river

A migrant woman and her two underage children are reportedly missing in the Evros river the natural border between Greece and turkey. A 50-year-old Iraqi national reportedly turned to authorities saying that his wife and two children aged 12 and 3 went missing while they were crossing the river and …

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200 migrants wade across Evros River into Greece on a single morning

About 200 migrants have waded across the Evros River in Northern Greece from Turkey on a single morning, authorities have said. The number is unusually large, they added. Police said the migrants were mostly families with children and were found early Tuesday after making their way to the side of …

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Extremists behind the savage murder of 3 migrant women at Evros river?

The first autopsy on the bodies of thee women found stabbed to death at the Evros river has been concluded and the findings are shocking. All three women were stabbed in the throat, one of them had additional injuries on her chest. Two of the women were tied with ropes …

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Three migrant women found to have been stabbed to death near Evros river

The bodies of three women who had allegedly illegally entered Greece were found stabbed to death near the Evros river, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. The bodies were found on an agricultural land plot near the village of Praggi by Didymoteicho by a local at Wednesday noon. According …

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Tragedy in Evros: Bodies of mother and baby recovered, two children still missing

The body of the 36-year-old mother and the youngest among the three missing children, 12-month-old Bekir  have been  recovered on the Turkish side of the Evros river on Friday afternoon more than 24 hours after the boat capsized/ Turkish media report that the mother was holding the baby in her …

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Turkish mother, 3 children missing after boat capsizes in Evros river (video)

A woman and three children are reportedly missing after a boat carrying several Turkish asylum seekers capsized in Evros river along the natural border between Greece and Turkey. the boat was reportedly carrying 9 people, all Turkish citizens fleeing purge. “A boat carrying Turkish purge victims was capsized on Evros …

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Fewer refugees arrive in Greece via Evros river but problems remain

Fewer refugees arriving in Greece from Turkey through the Evros river, but problems remain, says the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in a report. The international agency urges efforts to ensure access to asylum and timely registration in Greece’s north-eastern Evros region. As dawn breaks over Greece’s north-eastern Evros region, …

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Greece concerned about increase of refugees inflow especially through Evros river

Greece is concerned about the increase of refugees and migrants inflow especially through the natural border of Evros river in North-East. Briefing the parliamentary committee on Tuesday, Mgration Minister, Dimitris Vitsas, said that that refugees and migrants arrivals from Turkey have dramatically increased after the Varna EU-Turkey Summit on March …

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UPD Two German journalists detained for entering military zone in Evros

Two German journalists were detained for entering a military restricted zone near the border village of Praggi close to the city of Didymoteicho. The journalists of state broadcaster ARD were detained by Greek military on Friday afternoon and were taken to police station of the city where they remain. The …

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