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Greece installed two electronic devices that can produce strong sound waves that cause deafness in the area bordering Turkey to prevent possible refugee waves entering the country. 

Two Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) that can also cause severe pain and serious health problems to those who are exposed to it were delivered to police responsible for the border, according to media reports.

Four drones, 15 thermal cameras, five Zodiacs boats and 10 armored patrol vehicles (APV)...

Turkish reporters working for Anadolu Agency (AA) who recently traveled to the Greek island of Kastellorizo (Megisti-Meis) to cover recent developments there received threats from an anti-Turkish website that had obtained their passport information from authorities.

AA’s Athens Representative Tevfik Durul and photojournalist Ayhan Mehmet flew from the Greek capital to Rhodes and reached the island by ship.

A Greece-based anti-Turkish website called Turkikanea.gr published a...

Greek Government Spokesperson Stelios Pecas said that the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a ‘provocation’ not only for Greeks and Christians but also for the entire Western and civilized worlds.

Peças, “Hagia Sophia to be converted to a mosque on Friday and held there shows not only the Greeks and all Christians, all provocation towards the West and the civilized world. Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Miçotakis Greece in the statement concerning the celebration of...

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 35 asylum seekers as a boat carrying them sank in the Aegean Sea, according to security sources on Monday.

They were directed to Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard.

According to the rescued migrants, the boat was damaged by the Greek forces before being pushed back that led to its sinking off the Ayvalik district of the Balikesir province.

The search for four missing passengers is ongoing said the sources, who asked not to...

Greece is closing down one of the oldest Muslim prayer halls in the greater Athens metropolitan area.

Saying the facility lacks a license to operate, the Education and Religious Affairs Ministry gave a 15-day notice to clear the premises in Piraeus, a port city just 12 kilometers (seven miles) from the Athens city center.

“We are sad to announce that we received a closure order for one of the oldest prayer halls of the capital…without any chance of negotiating with the ministry...

Some 66 asylum seekers, including 4 pregnant women, children, spend nights in Victoria Square in capital Athens.

With the roof on their heads snatched away, Afghan asylum seekers have to spend the nights on the streets of Athens.

They were expelled from the Moria Camp on Lesbos Island in Greece after being granted asylum. However, as the funding from the EU for their accommodation has ended, they were abandoned by the Greek authorities.

The group seeking shelter at...

The UN Refugee Agency on Friday urged Greece to investigate multiple reports of pushbacks by Greek authorities at the country's sea and land borders, possibly returning migrants and asylum seekers to Turkey.

UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said at a twice-weekly UN press briefing that allegations of people being turned back had increased since March.

He said reports indicate that several groups of people may have been summarily returned after reaching Greek territory.

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The Greek police have been bringing in asylum seekers living in the country and expelling them to Turkey by force while using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover for their abuses, according to a report published Wednesday.

The Wall Street Journal report, based on evidences from asylum seekers who faced violence as well as lawyers and human-rights activists, said "at least 250 asylum seekers have been forcibly expelled from Greece since late March."

Simon Campbell, the field...

Afghan, Syrian, Central African, Palestinian, Iraqi, Iranian, and Cameroonian nationals onboard boat stranded in Aegean Sea

Acting on a tip-off, the rescue team reached out to asylum seekers, who were onboard a rubber boat that was forced into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard.

The asylum seekers – including Afghan, Syrian, Central African, Palestinian, Iraqi, Iranian, and Cameroonian nationals – were rescued off the coast of Doganbey in the Aegean province of...

Turkish coast guard units on Thursday rescued 22 migrants and refugees who were left by the Greek coast guard to die in the Aegean Sea.
As Greece continues to violate basic human rights and international law, the Greek coast guard most recently pushed 22 asylum-seekers, on an immobile rubber boat back to Turkish territorial waters after the motor of their boat was ripped off.
The migrants and refugees, including 16 Syrians, two Palestinians, two Egyptians, one Libyan and one...

Greek coast guards, frequently criticized by rights groups for their treatment of migrants, have pushed 48 asylum-seekers back to Turkey, which constitutes a violation of international human rights.

According to Interior Ministry officials speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Turkish coast guards rescued the desperate migrants and asylum-seekers who were left to fend for themselves by the Greek guards.

Greece had announced to the Turkish coast guard that a migrant boat was off the...

Officials in Greece have placed a second migrant camp near Athens under lockdown after an Afghan resident tested positive for the coronavirus, the migration ministry said.

Officials said the camp in Malakasa, some 38 kilometres (24 miles) northeast of Athens, was placed under "full sanitary isolation" for 14 days, with no one allowed to enter or leave.

A migration ministry source said the Malakasa facility currently shelters over 1,700 people.

The ministry said the 53-...

Crowded tents, makeshift shacks, cramped containers, unsanitary bathroom facilities and a lack of hot water for cleaning and laundry. 

In Greece’s camps, refugees and migrants are surviving conditions like these at a time when the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spreads throughout the country and the world. 

Starting in late 2016, Arash Hampay, who now works as part of a humanitarian collective in Athens, spent eight months in the notorious Moria refugee camp before he eventually...

Greece has called for "urgent" EU backing to prepare for a possible coronavirus outbreak in migrant camps, a minister said Friday.

"This sort of case could have dramatic consequences. It is extremely important to act in a timely manner to avert such a possibility," junior migration minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos told EU internal affairs ministers in a teleconference Friday.

"For this reason, we feel it is necessary to have urgent EU backing to address this challenge,"...

Thousands of families seeking asylum are stranded at the Turkey-Greece border for the past 26 days in the hope of entering Europe and the excruciating wait is taking its toll on children. 

Among other hard realities of everyday life, the children have to brave the gas canisters thrown at them by the Greek border forces. The cold weather coupled with sporadic rain, often makes it impossible for them to lie down for a rest as the tents often fill with rainwater.

All the day the...