Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to send ‘millions’ of refugees to Europe if EU calls Syria offensive ‘invasion’

Turkish Army vehicles drive towards the Syrian border on Thursday CREDIT:  BULENT KILIC/AFP Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send “millions” of Syrian refugees to Europe in response to criticism of his military offensive into Kurdish-controlled northern Syria. Speaking to … Read More

Germany: 38,000 illegal immigrants caught by Federal Police

Figures seen by DW show how many people were caught by German Federal Police after they entered the country illegally between January and November 2018. The total number of illegal arrivals is probably higher. More than 38,000 people were caught … Read More

Over 63,000 Migrants Reach Europe Via Mediterranean So Far in 2019 – IOM

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© Photo: Refugees 4 Refugees MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Over 63,000 migrants and refugees reached Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea through 18 September this year, some 20 percent less than during the same period in 2018, the International Organization for … Read More

Migrant Crisis Dominates Former Greek PM Tsipras’ Meeting with Pope Francis

President of main opposition party SYRIZA and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras had a one-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. According to SYRIZA sources, Tsipras thanked the Pontiff for his efforts to raise international awareness on … Read More

Germany Alarmed by Spike in Migrants Reaching Greece From Turkey

(Bloomberg) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is watching with alarm the growing number of migrants reaching the Greek islands from Turkey. The swell of asylum seekers crossing the western Aegean Sea is a sign of trouble in the arrangements … Read More

Germany: Over 600 attacks on refugees in first half of 2019

Asylum-seekers and refugees continue to be a target of attack in Germany — and they are almost always victims of far-right violence. Offenses range from verbal slurs to arson and dangerous bodily harm. German police registered a total of 609 attacks … Read More

Turkey plans to return 1 million Syrians, warns of new migrant wave in Europe

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey plans to resettle 1 million refugees in northern Syria and may reopen the route for migrants into Europe if it does not receive adequate international support for the plan, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. Ankara, … Read More

German right-wing extremists planned ‘hunt’ of migrants: reports

A police report seen by German media has found that extreme-right protesters explicitly tried to violently chase down foreigners. Disagreement over whether such a “hunt” took place nearly toppled the German government. New details have emerged in the investigation into … Read More

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