Tag: asylum

Protesting refugees occupying Greek train station removed 1

Protesting refugees occupying Greek train station removed

Protesting refugees who had occupied the railway tracks at Larissis station in Athens since early Friday morning demanding to be allowed to travel to northern Greece and then to the borders, departed…

Minister announces new custodian of shelters for minors 3

Minister announces new custodian of shelters for minors

Greece’s Alternate Minister for Social Solidarity Theano Fotiou announced on Thursday that International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will take over the operation of the 11 shelters accommodating unaccompanied minors. The IOM will…

20,000 refugees stranded on Greek islands 7

20,000 refugees stranded on Greek islands

More than 20,000 refugees and illegal immigrants are stranded on the Greek islands in trailers and tents according to Marion Bouchetel, Advocacy Officer for Oxfam in Greece. Bouchetel said that unaccompanied children,…

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EU grants 37.5 million euros to Greek migrant centres

The European Commission announced an emergency funding package for Greece on Wednesday aimed at improving migrant and refugee camps in the country. The announcement was made by the European Commissioner for Migration,…

Turkey accuses Greece of "protecting terrorists" 9

Turkey accuses Greece of “protecting terrorists”

The Turkish government has attacked Greece over its decision to grant asylum to one of the eight Turkish soldiers who sought refuge in the country after the 2016 failed coup in Turkey…

Turkish military pilot pleads to stay in Greece 10

Turkish military pilot pleads to stay in Greece

The Turkish co-pilot who received asylum by an independent asylum committee in 2017 pleaded his case to stay in Greece on Tuesday after Greece’s Migration Policy Minister Yannis Mouzalas filed a request…

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Greek NGO sues Greek State to release Turkish officer

The Greek Council for Refugees filed a law suit against the Greek state and “everyone responsible” for the ‘illegal’ arrest and detention of one of the Turkish military officers who were seeking…

Afghan refugees on Lesvos protest over asylum applications 12

Afghan refugees on Lesvos protest over asylum applications

Hundreds of Afghan refugees took to the streets on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday to protest delays in their asylum applications. The refugees were protesting the ban on leaving the island…

7000 asylum requests submitted to Greece in one month alone 14

7000 asylum requests submitted to Greece in one month alone

Asylum applications submitted to Greece have reached record heights with increases ranging from 400% to 1000%, with November 2016 recording a sharp increase of 593%, translating to 7,625 requests compared with the…

Greece rejects Turkish soldier’s asylum applications 16

Greece rejects Turkish soldier’s asylum applications

Greece rejected the asylum requests of another four Turkish military officials on Tuesday, who were among the eight men who crossed into the country after the failed coup attempt in Turkey last…

Turkish judge seeks political asylum in Greece 17

Turkish judge seeks political asylum in Greece

A Turkish judge who landed on the island of Chios yesterday along with several other refugees is seeking political asylum in Greece. The 50 year old was arrested for illegal entry by…

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