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Migrants arrested for leaving accommodation center placed under quarantine

Greek police has arrested five migrants who had left a reception and accommodation center placed under quarantine due to confirmed cases of coronavirus. The migrants were arrested at the metro station <Stathmos Larissis> on Friday and were reportedly about to get on broad on a train. Following their arrest, the …

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Turkey removes remaining 1,500 migrants from Evros border to Greece

Greek military sources report on Friday, March 27, that Turkey has removed around 1,500 migrants who were still at the Evros border in Kastanies. The migrants departed on buses that were most likley organized by the Turkish authorities.The 1,500 people were still camping in the area, after thousands returned to …

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Erdogan calls Migration Summit in Istanbul, claims Greece “killed 4-5 migrants”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he has invited a few European leaders for a Migration Summit in Istanbul. At the same time, he claimed that Greek security forces have “killed 4 or 5” migrants. Speaking to journalists on his way back from Brussels where he met with top …

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Commission president calls on Erdogan to “move migrants & refugees away from Greek border”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday that Turkey must move refugees and migrants away from the Greek border. “It was the Turkish president who said the EU borders were open. They were not open, they are not open, they …

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Lesvos: German neo-nazis against migrants; get beaten by locals

A group of five neo-nazis from Germany and Austria landed on the island of Lesvos amid the migration crisis and one was them was sent to hospital after they provoked locals opposing their presence. “We will do to you what we did to you in Kalavryta” the neo-Nazis have been …

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Armed vigilantes in Northern Greece apprehend migrants VIDEO

Together with national guards groups of armed vigilantes, locals who have self-proclaimed “border guards” apprehend migrants who have illegally crossed into Greece and hand them over to the Greek Army and police. The vigilantes are farmers and breeders from the area who know very well all the secret passages and …

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Racists in Volos create “association of hunters of illegal migrants” on FB

Racists in Volos, Central Greece, have created an group on Facebook with the despicable name “Association of hunters of illegal migrants.” Theis aim is reportedly to “clean Volos of migrants” and to travel to Evros to help the national guards to prevent illegal entries. Through their Facebook page they invited …

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Turkey to take Greece to Human Rights Court over treatment of migrants

Turkey said on Wednesday it was preparing a case in the European Court of Human Rights over Greece’s treatment of migrants, and added the EU has so far made no concrete offer to deal with thousands trying to enter the bloc. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met European Council President Charles …

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Greek Navy NAVTEX restricts Navigation around 3 islands to prevent migrants’ influx

Greece is stepping up deterrence measures at the sea border to Turkey as the government expects the pressure at the Evros borders to be transferred to the northeast Aegean islands. The Greek Navy issued a Restricted Navigation Warning (NAVTEX) for the sea areas within the Greek territorial waters and for …

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Turkish police fires teargas at Greek forces as migrants try to cross (video)

Tension erupted again at the closed customs office of Kastenies at Evros, when a group of migrants attempted to cross into Greece on Wednesday morning. Greek security forces deterred them using teargas and sound flares, the migrants reportedly threw stones and other objects. It was initially though that it was …

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Migrants and refugees camp at Lesvos port as locals prevent access to Moria UPD

Dozens of migrants and refugees have camped at the port of Lesvos capital Mytiline after locals hindered them from moving to the hotspot of Moria. More than 400 men, women and children arrived by boat from the Turkish Coast on Sunday and were met by angry residents who oppresively demand …

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Erdogan: “Athens killed two migrants” – Greece: “Gross, Fake News!”

Greece dismissed late on Sunday the claims by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “Athens killed two migrants” at the Greek-Turkish borders. It is “gross and deliberate misinformation: Fake News,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas responded. “Athens has no respect for international migration law and Greek security forces had killed two …

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Greece warns migrants with SMS: “Border security to maximum level”

Greek authorities have started to warn migrants and refugees from crossing into the country. An SMS action has been launched since Saturday evneing with the aim to prevent the thousands who have amassed at the border with Turkey to attempt entering Greece. The SMS reads: “From Hellenic Republic: Greece is …

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Erdogan says he “will keep doors open,” expects 30K migrants at Greek border

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will continue to allow migrants it hosts to freely pass to Europe.He claimed he expects their numbers at the borders to reach 30,000 on Saturday. “What did we do yesterday… We opened the doors,” Erdogan said in Istanbul on Saturday, adding “We will …

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