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Greece

2018

10

Aug

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Greece votes for compulsory retirement of Thrace muftis

The parliament on 2 August approved a legislation on the compulsory retirement of muftis appointed in the country’s Western Thrace cities of Komotini (Gumulcine) and Xanthi (Iskece). The bill proposed the compulsory retirement of 81-year-old Mufti of Komotini Mehmet Emin Sinikoglu and 78-year-old Cemali Meco, mufti of Xanthi, citing their advanced ages. The bill, which was prepared by […]

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Country: Greece
Source: World Bulletin

20

Jul

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Greece: Asylum-seeking children deprived of school

Greece is denying thousands of asylum-seeking children their right to an education because of an European Union-backed migration policy that traps them on the Aegean islands, Human Rights Watch on July 18 said. The 51-page report, “‘Without Education They Lose Their Future’: Denial of Education to Child Asylum Seekers on the Greek Islands,” found that fewer […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Human Rights Watch , En Son Haber

24

May

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Greece grants right of asylum to Turkish putschists

The Greek Council of State decided on Wednesday to provide a right of asylum to former soldiers who had fled Turkey during the defeated coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Greece’s supreme administrative court evaluated Greek government’s objection to the right of asylum given by the Greek Asylum Commission to Suleyman Ozkaynakci, one of former […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Dünya Bülteni , Anadolu Agency

12

Mar

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Golden Dawn MP verbally attacks Muslim lawmaker

High-ranking Golden Dawn member Ilias Kasidiaris on Tuesday launched a verbal attack against  Muslim SYRIZA MP Mustafa Mustafa, during a closed session of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Kasidiaris demanded the removal of the Muslim lawmaker and used “unacceptable” language, according to a parliament source, calling the Muslim MP a “Turk”. The Golden Dawn MP […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Greek Reporter

02

Mar

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Greece faces fresh accusations of illegal pushback of migrants

Greek security forces on Wednesday allegedly left 29 undocumented migrants stranded at the Turkish side of Meric River, which flows between the two countries and through the Balkans. The migrants were detained and kept in overnight custody in Greece on Tuesday. Turkish border forces found the migrants stuck near Serem Island in the river. All […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Anadolu Agency

14

Feb

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Former Greek foreign minister Pangalos: ‘The only good Turk is a dead Turk’

Former Greek foreign minister Theodoros Pangalos has sparked controversy after using the phrase “the only good Turk is a dead Turk” in a radio interview on Tuesday. Speaking to Skai radio, Pangalos argued that Greece faced a “huge” problem with Turkey. “The enemy is relentless and will not be overcome, regardless of how much good […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Ekathimerini

02

Feb

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Athens: Court denies extradition of accused terrorist

A Greek court Friday refused to approve the extradition of one of nine Turkish citizens accused of being members of the DHKP-C terrorist group. The far-left terrorist suspects had plotted to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Greece last December, Greek media reported after their arrest last year. According to the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Anadolu Agency

2017

13

Dec

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Greek Militiamen in ties with Greek Intelligence involved in Srebrenica Massacre

Recruited in Athens, Thessaloniki and Belgrade, about 100 Greeks have fought in a “guard of volunteers” based in Vlasenica, in central Bosnia. Greek intelligence service was in touch with the volunteers. The Greeks and the Serbs have a lot in common — beyond just geographic proximity. The vast majority of both peoples are orthodox Christians, for whom […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Medium

12

Dec

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Greek police fire tear gas on protesters in Greece

Greek police fired teargas on Wednesday at youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police in an incident that sparked the worst riots for decades in a country with a history of street violence. Before Wednesday’s march, witnesses saw young people wearing hoods smashing paving stones […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Reuters

12

Dec

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Greek islands: Families trapped by authorities on the brink of a humanitarian emergency

For the second consecutive winter, Greek authorities are trapping thousands of men, women and children on the Greek islands leaving them on the brink of a humanitarian emergency, warns the medical and humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). “In Lesvos, entire families who recently arrived from countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are […]

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Country: Greece
Source: ReliefWeb , Doctors Without Borders