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39 Syrian refugees finally evacuated from Evros river

After several days and following pressure and general outcry, Greek authorities announced that they had found the stranded refugees in Evros river.  In the previous days Greek Police had announced that they could could not locate the refugees, denying at the same time that they were on Greek territory. “After …

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40 refugees stranded on Evros islet; child dies after scorpion stung; calls on their rescue

A group of some 40 migrants have been stranded on an islet in Evros River since the beginning of August. Among them a 5-year-old girl from Syria that was stung by a scorpion and died. However, the girl’s body remains unburied. Greek authorities call on Turkey to take care of …

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Greek NGOs appeal to Supreme Court for rescue of 50 migrants stranded at Evros islet

Two Greek NGOs tabled a complaint on Tuesday with the Supreme Court of Greece calling for the rescue of 50 Syrian migrants, including 3 pregnant women and 12 children, from an islet on the Evros River, in Greece’s borders with Turkey. The Greek Council for Refugees and HumanRights360 said the …

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President Sakellaropoulou visits Kyra Rinio, sole inhabitant of remote island Kinaros

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited the remote island of Kinaros, where she met with its only inhabitant, 74-year-old Eirini Katsotourhi, known as Kyra Rinio, on Wednesday. Located in the west of the islands of Leros and Amorgos, Kinaros is the second western-most island of the Dodecanese after Astypalea, and its coastline …

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Turkey claims “commandos have removed the Greek flag from an Aegean islet”

The official Ankara claims the Turkish Coast Guard has illegally landed on a Greek islet in the eastern Aegean Sea and took down a Greek flag. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim said “There was an attempt to plant a Greek flag on an uninhabited rocky …

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Greek forces fire warning shots at Turkish helicopter on low flight over Ro island

One more serious incident of increasing Turkish provocation: A Turkish Coast Guard helicopter flew low over the Greek small island of Ro in the south-east Aegean Sea on Monday night. Greek ground forces had to fire warning shots in the air before it left. According to state broadcaster ERT, the …

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