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Greece Defends Temporary Halt of Asylum Requests

The Greek government late on Monday defended its decision to stop processing asylum requests for one month after thousands of migrants converged at the...

Greece Suspends Acceptance of New Asylum Applications

Among the extraordinary measures Greece announced on Sunday evening, was the suspension of all asylum application procedures for those who enter the country illegally...

Asylum Seekers to Get Social Security Number in Greece in Apparent Policy U-Turn

Five key Greek ministries on Monday decided that the country will re-introduce the practice of granting a social security number to all migrants who...

Secret Documents Reveal Turkey Planned Operation to Capture Officers Who Fled to Greece

Secret documents obtained by a research group show that the Turkish military had prepared to force back home eight officers who fled to Greece...

New Asylum Bill Reaches Greek Parliament Amid Heavy Criticism

The new bill laying out the procedures by which refugees and migrants are either granted asylum status or are deported came before the Greek...

Turkey’s Erdogan Asks Greek PM to Repatriate Eight Turkish Soldiers

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Greece on Tuesday to cooperate in the repatriation of eight soldiers who fled to Greece following a 2016 coup...

Turkey Places Officers Granted Asylum on “Wanted” List

The Turkish Interior Ministry on Tuesday included the eight servicemen who fled to Greece the day after the 2016 uprising to their list of...

Nearly 6,000 Turks Have Sought Refuge in Greece Since 2016

A total of 5,786 Turkish citizens have applied for refugee status in Greece since 2016’s failed coup attempt that was followed by a government...

Turkish Fury at Greek Court Over Asylum for Coup Suspects

Turkey slammed the decision of Greek Council of State to reject the government’s objection against its earlier ruling that granted right of asylum to...

Turkish PM Criticizes Greek Asylum Body over Coup Suspects

Turkey's prime minister has hit out at the Greek asylum service for green-lighting the applications of two of the eight former Turkish servicemen wanted...

Greece Approves Bill to Speed Up Asylum Process

The Greek parliament has passed in principle a draft bill on new rules for granting asylum to migrants and refugees, aimed at speeding up...

Greece Saw 14 Percent Jump in New Asylum Applications in 2017: Eurostat

The number of new asylum applications submitted to Greece in 2017 jumped 14 percent from the previous year, making it the country that received...

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