Turkiye rescues 45 migrants pushed back by Greece

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 45 irregular migrants in the Aegean Sea on Monday. The migrants, from Afghanistan, were pushed back illegally into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek authorities. Turkiye’s Coast Guard Northern Aegean Group Command determined that there were irregular migrants in a life raft off the coast[…]

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Pakistan moves to charge traffickers with money laundering over Greece boat tragedy

Pakistan has decided to charge the suspected human traffickers involved in last month’s shipwreck off the coast of Greece under the country’s anti-money laundering law, an official statement said on Monday, Anadolu Agency reports. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which is investigating the gory incident in which some 350 Pakistanis were among[…]

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Greece denied entry to more than 150,000 migrants this year

Greece prevented 150,000 migrants from entering the country since the beginning of the year, the minister of migration announced yesterday. Notis Mitarachi told Eleftheros Typos newspaper that Greek forced “prevented 154,102 irregular immigrants entering since the beginning of the year. While 50,000 immigrants have tried to enter Greece in the month of August only.” Border control is considered[…]

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Israel and Greece sign record defence deal

Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said would strengthen political and economic ties between the countries as the two countries’ air forces launched a joint exercise. The agreement includes a $1.65bn contract for the establishment and operation of a training centre for the[…]

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Greece to evict over 10,000 refugees from shelters

Over 10,000 refugees in Greece that have been granted asylum now face eviction from accommodation facilities where they are currently staying, Anadolu Agency reports. The country’s Ministry of Migration Policy plans to replace these refugees with asylum seekers on Aegean islands in an attempt to decongest camps there. These facilities[…]

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Greece to shut overcrowded refugee camps on outlying islands

Greece will shut overcrowded refugee camps on its outlying islands and replace them with more restrictive holding centers, toughening its stance toward asylum seekers. The conservative government said on Wednesday it would tighten controls at Greece’s borders and clear bottlenecks in asylum vetting procedures that have left thousands of people[…]

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