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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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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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