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Tag: Aegean islands

Greek tanks have turned Evros into an impregnable fortification

Greek tanks have turned Evros into an impregnable fortification. After the Vietnam War and the 1973 Arab-Israeli conflict, many came to the conclusion that new technologies were signaling a revolution in the…

Erdoğan: We will not accept the Aegean becoming a Greek lake

Ankara is trying to set its own terms, in view of the start of exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey, once again calling for the demilitarization of the Aegean islands . Athens…

Floating dam to be installed in the next few days

A floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to prevent refugees reaching Greece’s islands from Turkey, will be installed in the next few days. The 2.7 km project will be made of netting…

Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants

Thirty-six illegal immigrants were rescued in the early hours of the morning by the Hellenic Coast Guard, in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the northwestern coast of Lesvos. The…

Only 22% of illegal immigrants on the Greek islands are women

Between June 1- 7, 72 illegal immigrants arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from the previous week’s 55 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 766 arrivals during the same period,…

ZERO illegal migrant arrivals on Greek islands

The average daily arrivals on the Greek islands for last week and the week of 13 – 19 April was zero, according to the latest report from the Office of the United…

Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (06 – 12 April 2020)

As the Greek government moved 2,000 asylum seekers this week from hotspots due to their vulnerability to coronavirus, another twenty unaccompanied refugee minors left the Moria hotspot on Lesvos Island on Tuesday…

Boat with thirty-nine migrants arrives in Lesvos

A small boat carrying 39 migrants of Afghan and African descent, arrived on Wednesday morning in a seaside area of ​​Kleios in northern Lesvos. They were immediately transferred to a chapel outside…

Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (23-29 March 2020)

As Europe went into lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Greek-Turkish border at Evros saw the thousands of illegal immigrants retreat into Turkish territory and arrivals on Greek islands decline. We…

Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (09 – 15 March 2020)

As Greece struggles with the mass exodus of immigrants from Turkey at its border in Evros, arrivals to the country via the Aegean islands has decreased by more than half as reported…

Greek Americans support Greece in protecting borders (VIDEO)

Members of the Greek American community congregated in Astoria, New York City on Sunday 8th March to express their solidarity with Greece. According to witness accounts, more than two thousand people attended…

Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (02 – 08 March 2020)

The weaponisation of thousands of refugees and economic migrants by Turkey last week forced the EU to intervene and help Greece protect its borders. Turkey’s exploitation of the migration crisis and the…