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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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Migration Minister jeered by far-right protesters over new migration camp (videos)

Chanting “traitors” and slogans with homophobic content, residents of Orestiada jeered Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis earlier on Monday. The angry mob booed and threw waters bottles, crackers and eggs at the minister visiting the broader area of Evros in north-eastern Greece bordering Turkey. They were holding Greek flags, …

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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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US calls on Turkey to refrain from creating tension in Evros

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer has said that he has been working systematically to reduce tensions in Greek-Turkish relations. During an online event organized by the German Marshall Fund, Palmer assured that Washington is in constant dialogue with Athens and Ankara with the …

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Greece deploys hundreds of policemen to Evros as tension with Turkey rises

Greece is deploying 300 to 400 officers from across the country to Evros river at the land border with Turkey to bolster local forces. These officers are members of riot police, crime combating units and border guards who will patrol mainly in Ferres, the Ardas river and in Tychero. At …

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Greece shields Evros border with blades wire, 400 new border guards

Greece is strengthening ifs defense and is preparing for a possible new wave of migrants at its Evros border. A fence of sharp blades wire (concertina wire) and 400 additional border guards are to shield the country for the case Turkey will open its borders again so that migrants can …

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Asylum-seekers in Evros center protest asylum procedures delays

Young asylum-seekers rioted on Tuesday morning in the Reception and Identification Center of Fylakio in northern Evros. They set mattresses in the ward for unaccompanied minors on fire and it needed the intervention of the fire service extinguish the blaze. The riots started short before 10 o’ clock. Police forces …

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Turkish soldier fires at German Frontex officers at Greece’s Evros border

A dangerous incident took place at the Evros border netween Turkey and Greece, when Turkish soldiers fired warning shot and then aimed at German officers patrolling with border with Greece. According to an exclusive story by German magazine Der Spiegel the incident took place on April 28. Frontex has deployed …

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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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Frontex deploys additional 100 border guards at Greece’s land border

Frontex has deployed an additional 100 border guards at the Greek land border as part of a rapid border intervention following a request by Greece. Border guards from 22 member-state arrived on Thursday in the region of Evros. Member States will also provide technical equipment, including vessels, maritime surveillance aircraft …

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Cyprus deploys security forces to Greece’s border amid ongoing clashes

A C-130 of the Greek Air Force left Cyprus for northern Greece early Sunday evening. On board of the aircraft 22 members of the Cypriot security forces deployed to the Evros region to assist the Greek security forces at the border with Turkey. #HellenicAirForce C-130H from Republic of #Cyprus towards …

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