Idomeni border camp evacuated; Turkish journalists face closed-door trial, March 21 to March 27

As refugees and migrants at the Idomeni camp lose hope of crossing the FYROM border, Greek officials have begun evacuating the temporary camp and relocating the occupants to other refugee camps in the area. Turkish journalists who exposed Turkey’s involvement in transporting arms to Syria to face life in close-door trial.

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Istanbul suicide bomb attack linked to ISIS; Migrant, refugee deal criticized as “unethical,” March 14 to March 20

Suicide bomb attack on Turkish city Istanbul has been linked to an ISIS member, according to Turkish authorities; Deal struck between EU and Turkey that began turning refugees and migrants back to Turkey on Sunday, March 20 has been criticized by human rights advocates as “unethical.”

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EU-Turkey migration agreement reached; Europe to send migrants, refugees back to Turkey for legal relocation to EU

The European Council and Turkey agreed on Friday to a plan to manage the flow of migrants and refugees into the European Union. Under this agreement, migrants and refugees who arrived in Greece by illegal means will be returned to Turkey where they will proceed through the asylum process to relocate to a European country.

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Turkey-EU strike deal to for migrant, refugee crisis; FYR of Macedonia closes borders, March 5 to March 11

Turkey and the European Union agree on plan for migrants and refugees stuck in Greece or Turkey on their way to other European countries. Meanwhile, the Former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia closes its border with Greece, further trapping migrants and refugees. This and more headlines from March 8 to March 11.

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