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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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Erdogan opened gates to refugees and migrants to Greece, EU (videos)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played his long-standing blackmail card: he opened the gates to refugees and migrants to Greece and Europe.Turkish television channels have been broadcasting footage showing Syrian refugees and migrants from other countries walking towards Greece and Europe, after the Turkish Gendarmerie opened the Syrian gates …

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Greek PM Mitsotakis warns migrants “Don’t come to Greece!”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned migrants not qualifying for asylum to not come to Greece.  At the same time, he stressed the government’s determination to proceed with the construction of new closed facilities for migrants and asylum seekers on the northeastern Aegean islands. “The construction of modern, guarded facilities …

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Xanthi: Car transporting migrants crashes at house entrance

A car transporting illegal migrants crashed in the entrance of a house. The driving trafficker was trying to escape police that was chasing him on a land road near the town of Xanthi in north-eastern Greece. The accident occurred on Monday morning in the town of Xanthi, north-eastern Greece. In …

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75% of the islands migrants population is from Afghanistan, says Greek Migration Minister

75% of the islands migrants population is from Afghanistan, Greece’s Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Tuesday adding that if the Afghan migrants are transferred to the mainland  they will have no right to be returned to Turkey. In a meeting with EU Migration Commissioner Yiva Johansson, Mitarakis pointed out …

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At least 12 dead when migrants boat sinks off Paxos island in Ionian Sea

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the sea after a boat carrying migrants sank 13 nautical miles south-west of the island of Paxos in the Ionian Sea short after 9 o’ clock on Saturday morning. Twenty-one  migrants have been rescued, so far. It is not known how …

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Chios: “Patriot” trafficker hides migrants under huge Greek flag

Port authorities on Chios have arrested a Greek for attempting to transport ten migrants from the island in the eastern Aegean Sea to the port of Piraeus in the mainland. The “patriot” had carefully hidden the migrants under a huge Greek flag. The 42-year-old human trafficker was caught during controls …

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Turkey calls on Greek PM to “stop push-backs,” respect migrants’ rights

Turkey launched a verbal attack against Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accusing him of “manipulating the public opinion.” Speaking of “inhumane ocnditions for refugees and migrants, a statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Ankara calls on Greece to “stop push-backs and the use of weapons” respect migrant’s rights and …

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Mitsotakis: Europe is treating “Greece as convenient ‘storage’ for refugees & migrants

“Europe is treating first arrival countries like Greece as convenient ‘storage’ for refugees and migrants. Is this European solidarity?” Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with German daily Handelsblatt on Tuesday. At the same time, he announced the hiring of additional personnel to better manage refugees and …

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Bishop Ignatios: He who doesn’t help refugees & migrants “is not a Christian”

Someone who refuses help to refugees and migrants is “neither Greek nor Christian,” Bishop of Dimitriados and Almyros, Ignatios, amid growing protests by local communities against their resettlement from the islands. Speaking to Alpha FM, Ignatios said “I cannot accept anyone who refuses to help refugees and immigrants. For me, …

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Xanthi: Greek police finds 80 migrants in a lorry (video)

Greek police released 80 migrants from a container truck near the town of Xanthi in north-eastern Greece on Monday morning.  Due to suffocating conditions many of them suffered respiratory problems. The truck driver was arrested. Several people lay on the asphalt. It was short after the tolls on Egnatia highway …

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UNHCR: 48,510 refugees & migrants arrived in Greece Jan-Oct 2019

The largest number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe came via routes crossing from Turkey to Greece, mostly by sea, according to a UNHCR’s report for 2019. As of 30 September, some 80,800 refugees and migrants had arrived via the three Mediterranean routes to Europe, a 21% decrease compared to …

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