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Evros: Police dismisses reports “policeman injured by guards & citizens on patrol”

An unprecedented incident has allegedly taken place in the Evros river: National guards and armed vigilantes on patrol have shot and injured one policeman “mistakenly thinking he was a migrant,” media  have been reporting since early Sunday afternoon. According to media reports, a group of national guards and local were …

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Turkey” Evros “is only the beginning,” threatens with “one million refugees”

Turkey ‘s Interior Minister Minister has threatened that “one million refugees” would travel to  Europe and said about the situation on Evros “this is only the beginning.” Minister Suleyman Soylu claimed on Saturday that 143,000 people have reached Greece since the opening of the borders to the EU. The number …

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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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Evros: Greece to extend the fence on the borders with Turkey to 40km

Greece will extend the fence to its Evros borders with Turkey to 40 km, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Friday morning. The additional fence will be installed in “sensitive” areas preferred for illegal entries by migrants and refugees. The fence currently covers 12.5 km. Speaking to ANT1 TV, Petsas …

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US Embassy in Athens issues “Security Alert” over new Migration crisis

The US Embassy in Athens has issued a Security Alert on Wednesday over the new migration crisis. The Embassy highlights as locations where US citizens should be on alert the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos as well as the Evros land border. Particularly about Lesvos and the Evros region, …

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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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“Greece won’t be blackmailed,” says PM Mitsotakis during Evros visit

“Greece can’t be coerced and will not be blackmailed. The borders of Greece are the borders of Europe,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a visit in the Evros region and shor tbefore the EU leadership arrives in the aea too.a “Our morale is high and we are doing our …

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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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Greece on Migration Crisis: “Organized, massive, illegal attempt of borders violation”

“Greece received yesterday an organized, massive, illegal attempt of its borders violation, it withstood protecting our borders and the ones of Europe,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Saturday following an emergency meeting under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister on the new migration crisis. “The government is determined to …

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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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