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Migrant Arrivals to Greek Islands Jump to Highest in Weeks

ATHENS, Aug 30  – More than 460 migrants and refugees arrived on Greek islands from Turkey on Tuesday, the highest in several weeks, despite a European Union deal with Ankara agreed in March to close off that route. Greek authorities recorded 462 new arrivals between Monday and Tuesday morning, up from 149 the previous day.

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Greece Wants ‘Plan B’ After Turkey Threatens to Quit EU Migrant Deal

  BERLIN, Aug 3 – The European Union needs to come up with an alternative plan for tackling migration after Turkey threatened to back out of an accord to help stem the influx of migrants to Europe, Greece’s migration minister told German daily Bild. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said over the weekend that Ankara

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Shackled Remains at Ancient Greek Site Tell Tale of Intrigue

By Deborah Kyvrikosaios ATHENS, Aug 1 – At least 80 skeletons lie in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, their wrists clamped by iron shackles. They are the victims, say archaeologists, of a mass execution. But who they were, how they got there and why they appear to have been buried with a

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Turkish Defectors to Greece Seek Time to Prepare Asylum Case

ATHENS, July 27 – Greek authorities on Wednesday postponed hearings for eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum after they fled Turkey following an abortive coup attempt, a case that has underscored lingering tensions between the two NATO allies. The men – three majors, three captains and two sergeant majors – flew a military helicopter to the

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Fleeing Turkish Soldiers Appear Before Greek Prosecutor

ATHENS, July 17 – The Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter after a failed military coup against the government were brought before a prosecutor in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis on Sunday, accused of crossing into Greece illegally. The eight men have sought political asylum in Greece, fearing their lives would

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Ramadan With Refugees

BY Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Arfa Shahid Nour Al Raies, a refugee from Homs, Syria, says she misses the adhan, the call to prayer, the most. “We miss the sound of the adhan which would come from the mosque announcing the breaking of our fast. You know, each passing day we feel nostalgic for the days of Ramadan

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Greece Starts Clearing Makeshift Migrant Camp on Border

ATHENS, May 24 – Greek police started clearing migrants and refugees out of a sprawling tent camp on the sealed northern border with Macedonia where thousands have been stranded for months waiting in vain for passage to Europe. Reuters witnesses saw four to six bus loads of migrants leaving the makeshift camp of Idomeni early

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