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Almost 6,000 Turkish citizens seek asylum in Greece after failed coup

A total 5,786 Turkish citizens have applied for obtaining refugee status in Greece, since 2016’s failed coup attempt that was followed by a government crackdown, Turkish media reported on Sunday. According to a report by Diken attributed to the Greek Ministry of Immigration Policies, the number of Turks seeking asylum …

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Farmer in custody for having shot Syrian teenager on Lesvos

A court on the island of Lesvos remanded custody to the 78-year-old farmer who shot and wounded a teenager refugee from Syria last week. Together with his family the 16-year-old asylum seeker had sought refuge in the farmer’s land plot to escape violence in the Moria hot spot nearby. The …

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Greek police arrests Syrian refugee over suspected ISIS links

Greek police arrested a 32-year-old Syrian refugee in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis over suspected links with terrorist group ISIS, police said Friday. The man was arrested a day earlier after his wife filed a complaint over domestic abuse. She also told authorities that her husband was an ISIS …

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111 refugees left Greece for Finland, yet EU relocation target falls extremely short

One hundred ten Syrian refugees among them also 36 unaccompanied minors left Greece for Finland on Monday in the context of the relocation scheme. Families, individual persons and unaccompanied minors boarded on a plane from Athens international airport Eleftherios Venizelos on Monday morning. According to Asylum Office, the group consisted …

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UPD Crete: Police arrests Syrian suspect following Belgian arrest warrant

Greek police arrested a Syrian terror suspect following an arrest warrant from Belgium. According to a police statement, the 51-year-old Syrian national has been accused among others for “terrorist acts within the European Union, participation in a criminal organization, human trafficking and forgery.” The man was arrested yesterday, Thursday (13. …

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Idomeni: Syrian refugee severely injured after hit by police van

A Syrian man was transferred from Idomeni refugee camp to a hospital in nearby Kilkis and later to a hospital in Thessaloniki after he was most probably accidentally hit by a van of the Greek police. Immediately after the incident, refugees and migrants started to throw stones at the police …

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Pope Francis gives shelter to 3 Syrian families

Three Syrian refugee families, a total 12 people, among them six children, were the lucky ones to be “adopted” so to say by the Holy See and accompany Pope Francis to back to Rome. The three refugee families had practically zero chance to be relocated to any EU country, as …

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“Six Principles” Draft for EU-Turkey deal released

A load of papers has been produced by officials and commissioners and presidents and vice presidents in Brussels just a couple of hours before the EU Leaders Summit meet to find solutions for the Refugee and Migration. One of these documents is a Six Principles draft aiming to strike a …

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Stunning! Underwater museum exhibits the plight of refugees (videos)

The sound of sea bottom is silence. The refugees drown into the sea. Sculptures in an underwater museum. British artist Jason deCaires Taylor created this museum to showcase the plight of thousands of war refugees risking their lives in dangerous waters for a better future. DeCaires Taylors’ refugee sculptures sit …

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Kalymnos: young Syrian arrested on “suspicion of being a jihadist”

A young man from Syria was arrested on Tuesday on the island of Kalymnos of the Dodecannese group of islands. The man was reportedly arrested by the Greek Coast Guard due to involvement in a migrants’ trafficking ring. But the Cost guard apparently found ‘suspicious’ pictures and videos on his …

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Cape Ray: Neutralization of Syria’s Chemicals started off Crete

U.S. container ship Cape Ray began the neutralization of  Syria’s chemical weapon on Monday, the Pentagon confirmed. US military and civilian specialist form the Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center are processing about 600 metric tonnes of HD sulfur mustard gas and DF, a precursor for nerve gas sarin. The chemicals …

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UPD Athens: Airplane with Syrian FM & Geneva team takes off after diplomacy rally

It was short after 5 p.m. in the afternoon Tuesday when the aircraft carrying the Syrian Foreign Minister and a team of advisers and negotiators took off from Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The green light for refueling the Syrian aircraft followed a diplomatic rally between Athens, Damaskus and Brussels, where …

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