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Arsonists targeted two vehicles owned by Turkish nationals, one of them a diplomat, in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, destroying the cars and damaging another four, Greek authorities said Monday.

Police said the arsonists struck in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, pouring flammable liquid over the two cars before torching them.

One is owned by a diplomat working at the Turkish consulate, the other by a Turkish national employed at an international financial institution...

The new face of Greece’s hard right has called for a border wall along Greece’s northern frontiers to block illegal migrants.

Kyriakos Velopoulos, 53, founder of the new Greek Solution party - which won a seat in Brussels on Sunday - suggested laying a minefield and building a wall on the border with Turkey and expressed support for “an air tight zone” along the Evros river, a natural frontier with Turkey and Bulgaria

“The Pakistan or Afghan national sneaking into Greece isn’t...

Three migrants allegedly tortured by Greek security forces and illegally pushed back to neighboring Turkey were found by Turkish border units and are being provided medical treatment in northwestern Edirne province.

Iraqi national Ibrahim Khidir (35) and Egyptian nationals Hassan Mahmoud (18) and Ahmed Samir (26) were found in a rural area, half-naked and exhausted with deep marks from plastic bullets and battering on their bodies. They were taken under protection by soldiers, who...

Suspected supporters of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party desecrated the Muslim cemetery of Alexandroupoli in northern Greece, local media reported.

The vandals spray-painted the cemetery with nationalist graffiti and the party’s swastika-like emble, while scattering fliers saying “Greece belongs to the Greeks.”

Golden Dawn – currently on trial for running a criminal organization – gathered 4.9 percent of the vote in Sunday’s elections for European Parliament, earning two seats...

Monitoring group says racist hate crimes have gone up 14 percent, with members of the far-right Golden Dawn movement often responsible.

After a long day searching for a new job, Gulbaz Mohammed made his way home on foot, following the same path he walked each day in the Athens suburb of Peristeri.

The sun had already gone down on May 13, 2018, and the Pakistani migrant worker turned down the dimly-lit street leading to his home, spotting a group of six black-clad youth.

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Police have used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse refugees and migrants during a second day of scuffles outside a camp in northern Greece.

Since Thursday, hundreds of people stuck in Greece have arrived at a field next to the camp in Diavata, close to the second city of Thessaloniki, in the hope of travelling towards more prosperous countries in Northern Europe.

The move was reportedly spurred by false posts on social media claiming that years-long movement restrictions...

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) raised concerns Tuesday over the “inhuman and degrading” conditions in Greece’s refugee camps.

The committee’s report said the situation was particularly alarming at the Fylakio camp near the Turkish border — one of the “hot spots” set up with backing from the EU to speed up refugee processing.

There was a lack of doctors, medicines, food and drinking water in several camps along Turkey’s land border, in...

Some 60,000 people took to the streets of the Greek capital on Sunday to protest the Macedonian parliament's decision to ratify a controversial constitutional amendment to rename the former Yugoslav republic.

Sputnik stringer Kostis Dadamis has been taken to hospital after receiving a head injury while covering the rally against the Prespa Agreement, the June 2018 treaty between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia which agreed to rename the latter country as the '...

Migrant and refugee women who give birth on the Greek island of Lesbos are being sent to live in squalid, unheated tents with their babies after as little as four days, according to a new report by Oxfam.

There is no hot water and newborns, along with toddlers and older children, have to be washed outside in the cold.

Around 5,000 asylum seekers are crammed into the island’s notorious Moria camp, which was designed to hold 3,100 people.

It is so overcrowded that another...

The EU has been strongly criticised over conditions in Greece’s largest refugee camp, where Oxfam reported women are wearing nappies at night for fear of leaving their tents to go to the toilet.

The British-based NGO described the increasingly dangerous state of the EU-sponsored Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, where a 24-year-old man from Cameroon was found dead in the early hours of Tuesday as temperatures fell below freezing.

Under a landmark deal agreed between the EU...

Thousands of asylum seekers in Greece, living in tents on one of the Aegean Islands, are enduring another winter without heat or running water as there is no space at the official camp that is supposed to house them.

They are compelled to continue waiting in the cold until the government makes some arrangement for them to live.

 

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released footage of men bearing prominent scars on their backs as it accused Greek police of inflicting beatings on migrants and asylum seekers illicitly entering the country across the land border from Turkey.

The US-based group said the injuries depicted in the footage, shot in Edirne in Turkey in August, were sustained during attacks by Greek police engaged in alleged “pushbacks” of people in the north-eastern Evros region.

Masked men wearing...

Migrants who have been pushed back into Turkey by Greek authorities tell the details of abuse they have been subjected to by the European country.

The plight of migrants trying to reach Europe has not faded, with the most recent tragedy being the discovery of the bodies of four undocumented migrants last week in the Akçadam and Adasarhanlı villages of the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne, near the border with Greece, which is accused of “pushing back” migrants.

All the...

UN officials are concerned by reports that Greek officials are sending back irregular migrants coming via Turkey -- “push-back” -- with no opportunity for them to seek asylum, including reports of violence.

The alleged policy made headlines this week after three migrants were found in Turkish villages, without trousers or shoes, apparently frozen to death, reportedly victims of the policy.

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR "continues to receive numerous credible reports of alleged...

The bodies of three people thought to be irregular migrants have been found in separate border villages in Turkey's northwestern Edirne province, security sources said on December 4.

The body of one migrant — thought to be of Afghan origin — was found in the village of Serem, while the bodies of two more migrants were found in the villages of Akçadam and Adasarhanlı, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

All the migrants are...