Greek police coerced several refugees to assault, rob and force new asylum seekers into unsafe rubber boats, an investigation by several European news agencies shows, revealing the extent of Athens' illegal pushback policy.
Security officials arrest around 100 people in capital Athens at banned gathering to mark 12th anniversary of police killing of 15-year-old schoolboy.
“NATO is in a critical period in which it should clearly show the alliance’s solidarity [with Turkey],” President Erdogan told reporters during a press conference alongside NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg.
"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.
Migrants see Greece as a transit gateway country. If they stay, it’s only for a lack of options or because the EU has yet to take responsibility in a tragic episode of global upheaval.
German police confirmed that four visiting Bayern Munich fans have been injured during an attack by suspected Olympiakos supporters ahead of the two clubs' Champions League match.
Around 230 people, including 70 children, have been removed and taken to the police headquarters for identification, Athens municipal radio reports.
The Greek island camp is full of Afghan refugees, who spend their days in what they say is "filth and degradation".
Police said the blast occurred outside the Orthodox church of Agios Dionysios in the upscale Kolonaki area of the capital, ahead of a Christmas holiday service to mark St. Stephen's day.
The train crashed two migrants walking on the Alexandroupolis-Ormenio line, shortly after its departure.Following a short delay, it continued and fatally hit a third person. The identities or nationalities of the victims have not been known yet.
Greek Police fire tear gas at protesters on the anniversary of the killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.
Eight men and a woman of Turkish origin were detained on alleged links to the militant far-left DHKP-C group.
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