Category: Turkey


Mediterranean: At least 92 migrants dead or missing in January

The Mediterranean sea continues to claim the lives of migrants attempting to reach Europe irregularly in small boats. At least 92...
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Greece to build a floating barrier to stop migrants arriving irregularly from Turkey

The Greek government plans to erect a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to prevent migrant boats from reaching its islands. The...
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Greece opens migration ministry to curb irregular migration

In response to the rising number of migrant arrivals from neighbouring Turkey, the Greek government is setting up a Ministry for...
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Eight children among 23 migrants who drowned in Greek and Turkish waters

In two separate incidents, 23 migrants, including eight children, drowned when their boats sank off the coasts of Turkey and...
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Migrant crossings from Turkey to EU doubled in 2019

In 2019, more than 70,000 migrants have crossed from Turkey into EU countries, while 445,000 were allegedly intercepted and held...
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“Not enough food, bathrooms, or healthcare services,” says Ramin, an Afghan returnee

Ramin*, 22, is one of the many Afghans who have been returned home this year after attempting to migrate irregularly to Europe....
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Thirteen members of Italo-Greek smuggling group have been arrested in Italy

Thirteen members of an international criminal group which smuggled migrants from Greece to Italy were recently arrested,...
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Over 55,000 migrants intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard in 2019

Turkey has reinforced its efforts to block irregular migrants from reaching Greece. In 2019, the flow of irregular migrants...
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Greece: Migrants allegedly beaten by border authorities

Greek authorities are beating and mistreating migrants in an attempt to push them back into Turkey, according to migrants who...
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