FYROM authorities use force to deter migrants and refugees from attempting to break through the Greece border. Teargas and rubber bullets were fired by the police and security from the FYROM side of the border towards the migrants at the border on the Greek side. Turkish authorities have been put on high alert following the US issuing a travel warning to its citizens. In the past month the capital and other major cities have seen several attacks that have been blamed on both ISIS and pro-Kurdish militants.
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.”
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.
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.
Greece and Europe at crossroads on refugee issue, EU makes first steps to halt Schengen. Turkey makes deal with EU to take in non-Syrian economic migrants, this and other headlines from Feb 29 to March 4.
NATO mission to return migrants rescued in Aegean to Turkey and Greece recalls ambassador to Austria over migrant crisis, and other headlines from the week of Feb 22 to 26.
The attack on the Turkish capital that killed 28 occurred during a high-level meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Greek MPs of the far-right Golden Dawn party expelled from parliament during a session on the refugee crisis, and other headlines from this week.
(Greek Reporter) Tsipras reshuffles negotiating team after Riga debacle 27 April (EKathimerini): “ Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, after […]
Greece’s 4-month debt plan extension tests anti-austerity leaders’ PM Alexis Tsipras and FM Yanis Varoufakis’ campaign promises; list of reforms due to Europe by the end of business today.
The infamous ‘Grexit’ (Greece’s exit from the euro upon disagreement of loan terms) is upon us. So much so, that the BBC felt the need to compare it to gyro? That and Germany’s general distrust of Greeks in today’s Greece headlines.