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

Britain must take in refugee children stranded between Turkey and Greece, campaigners demand

A child walks next to tends in a migrant camp set up near the Turkish-Greek border in Pazarkule, Edirne region CAMPAIGNERS are demanding that the British government follow the example of other EU countries and urgently take in child refugees … 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

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

A disaster in Syria as Russia and Turkey clash

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Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Syrian internally displaced persons in a camp north of Syria’s Idlib … Read More

Series of earthquakes at Turkey, Iran border leaves at least 9 dead

Nine deaths have been reported after strong earthquakes struck near the border between Turkey and Iran on Sunday. The first earthquake was reported to be a 5.7 on the Richter scale by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter was … 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

Putin to discuss Syria with Turkey’s Erdogan amid rising tensions: TASS

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by phone later on Tuesday amid rising tensions over the Syrian province of Idlib, the TASS news agency cited the Kremlin as … Read More

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