Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has condemned the Greek government decision to extend lockdown for migrant camps saying it is using the novel coronavirus pandemic as a pretext.
Out of 40 groups currently active in camps, 22 were eliminated from a first approval phase after failing to apply by June 14, the ministry said in a statement.
Aggressive diplomacy from Greece can't change the reality that Turkey has a rightful stake in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Greek officials say housing must be secured for other vulnerable asylum seekers on the islands, many of whom "sleep under trees", giving the excuse to moving more than 11,200 people out of flats, hotels and camps on the mainland.
European Commission should launch an investigation into human rights violations at Greek border, says Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy.
For the displaced living in crowded camps, social distancing and regular hand-washing is not an option
It was the second fire at an installation built for migrants, after a reception centre was burned down by unknown perpetrators last Monday.
"The approach of not intervening against migrants wishing to leave Turkey remains in practice but this (new) approach covers sea crossings because of the dangers," Turkish coastguard tweeted.
Two children were found unconscious after a vessel overturned at 0630 GMT in the Aegean Sea, Greek police said. One of them, a small boy, could not be revived, while the other was taken to hospital.
Mustafa Kaymakci, head of the Culture and Solidarity Association of the Turks of Rhodes, Kos, and the Dodecanese, says a plot of land spanning over 34,000 sq m belonging to the NGO is set to be sold off in an auction later this month.
Greece returns to growth for the first time since 2010 as its once vast public deficit is turned into a solid budget surplus.
Spokesperson for the Russian foreign ministry says, "Tit-for-tat measures will be taken, as is always the case in such situations." Greek diplomatic sources allege the Russian envoys were interfering with the deal on the name dispute with Macedonia.
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