Greeks no longer want migrants, says Czech ambassador to Athens

Greeks dislike that people from Afghanistan, Congo, Somalia, and Iraq are trying to reach the EU, while Syrians make up only five percent of the migrants. Not only is Greece is in control of the migrant crisis at the Greek-Turkish … Read More

Russia, Turkey reach cease-fire deal in northwestern Syria

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands after a joint news conference followed six-hour talks in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool) In this photo … Read More

Citizen patrols ward off ‘invasion’ on Greek-Turkish border

The river Evros, which forms a natural border between Greece and Turkey, is once again a migrant flashpoint for the two neighbours (AFP Photo/Sakis MITROLIDIS) Greek soldiers — but also armed citizen groups — patrol the banks of the river … Read More

Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong – 6 March 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, There’s way too much in play to try to address even a fraction of what’s up in the Update.  Let’s just say that we’ll have fewer obnoxious blow-hards in our living rooms since they’ve started dropping like … Read More

Erdogan warns Europe to expect millions of migrants

Refugees and migrants gather on the Turkish side of the closed Kastanies border crossing, on the borderline between Greece and Turkey, near the Evros River, in an attempt to cross into Greece, 02 March 2020. Thousands of refugees and migrants … Read More

Crisis Escalates at Turkey-Greece Border

Thousands of refugees are trying to enter the European Union after Turkey declared it would no longer stop them. Refugees and migrants wait before they attempt to enter Greece from Turkey on March 2 in Edirne, Turkey. BURAK KARA/GETTY IMAGES Here … Read More

Can diplomacy prevent Turkey-Russia clash in Syria?

If not for the coronavirus outbreak and the US Democratic primaries, the latest phase of the Syrian war would have been the first item on international news bulletins. What with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Syria that Turkey will … Read More

Turkey earthquake: At least 31 dead as buildings collapse

At least 31 people have been killed and more than 1,600 injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude-6.8 quake centered on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province caused buildings to collapse and sent residents rushing into … Read More

2020 Could See A Renewed Refugee Crisis In Europe

A desperate scramble from Syria’s Idlib province has begun. Pouring from the last rebel stronghold as state troops advance, the region’s weary populace face a perilous journey. The road north is their only real hope—but strafed daily by machine gun … Read More

Turkey warns refugee crisis could return with a vengeance in 2020 as Greece struggles with overcrowded camps

A Syrian family flees fighting in the country’s northwestern Idlib region CREDIT: AFP Five years after Europe’s migrant crisis eased, Turkey is warning that it may no longer be able to handle a growing flood of refugees from Syria on its own. … Read More

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