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Incident at Greece -Turkey borders, Greeks arrest one Turkish citizen

Greek soldiers arrested a Turkish citizen who illegally entered the country through the border crossing of Kastanies. Turkish soldiers fired in the air the prevent 3 Turks from entering Greece. According to preliminary media information, the three Turkish citizens tried to enter Greece on foot in the early morning hours …

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UPD Two German journalists detained for entering military zone in Evros

Two German journalists were detained for entering a military restricted zone near the border village of Praggi close to the city of Didymoteicho. The journalists of state broadcaster ARD were detained by Greek military on Friday afternoon and were taken to police station of the city where they remain. The …

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Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey “expected back soon,” says gov’t spokesman

The two Greek soldiers will stand trial for illegal entry in Turkey, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told a press briefing on Friday. He said that that Greek Chief of General Staff,  Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, has been in touch with his Turkey counterpart, Hulusi Akar, and expects the trial to be …

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Two Greek soldiers arrested by Turkish Army in the area of Evros river

Two Greek soldiers were arrested by units of Turkish army near the natural border of the two countries, the Evros river. The two Greeks, a lieutenant and a soldier commissioned for 5-years, were on patrol in Kastanies on Thursday (March 1st) morning. The Greek Ministry of Defense said in a …

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Body of migrant recovered from Evros river in NE Greece

The body of a migrant was recovered from the Evros river, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. According to local media, the man’s age is estimated between 20-25 years old and his origin was from Africa. The body was discovered by police officers in the river on Thursday afternoon. …

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Nut-size hail falls after the heat wave in Evros (videos)

Extreme weather and extreme weather change. From heat wave to …rainstorm and hail. Hail in the size of walnut fell in the north of Evros Prefecture  in north-east Greece near the borders to Turkey. Speaking to Athens News Agency, the president of the Federation of Rural Associations of Evros, Giannis …

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Body of Turkish soldier found in Evros river, he was trying to flee Turkey purge

The body of a Turkish soldier was found in Evros river, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. He was missing for 78 days, after he attempted to illegally cross into Greece through the Evros [Turkish: Maritsa] together with his family. He was a computer engineer at the Missile Base …

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3 more Turkish commandos allegedly fled to Greece but went missing

Three more Turkish commandos have allegedly fled to Greece but went missing in the country they were supposed to seek asylum. According to a local lawyer, the three entered Greece together with the two commandos who sought asylum in Greece in February. However, once they entered the country, the group …

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Greece’s 10.5-km long fence against illegal immigration is ready

Greece has completed the barbed-wire fence at its North-East borders to Turkey. With 10,365 meter length and 4 meter height the fence extends all along the land borders, from  Kastanies posting until the Evros river. According to Greek officials, the fence cannot be climbed without mechanical means. Of course, illegal immigrants …

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German Journalist, 13 Immigrants Arrested For Illegally Entering Greece

A German journalist was arrested together with a group of immigrants as he illegally crossed the borders in order to report about the influx of immigrants from  Turkey to Greece. The reporter, 25, was arrested together with 13 immigrants by the authorities in the region of Orestiada, NE Greece, on Thursday morning. The …

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Three People Dead While Trying to Escape FRONTEX Control

Three people found a horrible death and  four were seriously injured after the car they were in got fire while trying to escape a FRONTEX control.  Greek media report that local police for Illegal Immigration Enforcement and members of the European agency for the security of external EU borders FRONTEX had spotted a …

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