Greek sex workers are concerned that new health and safety guidelines to protect them and their clients against the coronavirus will harm their business.
Regulations which came into force on June 15 urge sex workers to keep names and contact numbers of customers, who will lose the anonymity they previously sought.
A large prostitution racket that exploited women from Moldova has been unraveled by police in Attica who have arrested 15 people - 12 foreign nationals and three Greeks.
According to authorities, the gang preyed on women in the Eastern European country and lured them to Greece, where they were forced into prostitution at brothels across central Athens.
A female sex worker in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne has rented a house and hired a caretaker for her cats, days after the owners of the legal brothel she worked fired all of them. Click through for the story in photos...
Two brothels in southern Turkey will be managed by trustees following a recent court ruling.
The Greek police's organized crime and human trafficking unit has dismantled a large-scale operation that exploited migrant women, forcing them to work as prostitutes.
In a coordinated operation in Athens, in the southwest Peloponnese and on the holiday island of Myconos, police arrested 13 suspects, while arrest warrants have been issued for another 12.
A crackdown on seven brothels in the Athens neighborhoods of Kallithea and Nea Smyrni Thursday led to 17 people facing a prosecutor for soliciting, 16 women and one man.
Of the 16 women arrested, 11 are foreign nationals, according to police who confiscated cash, five surveillance cameras and one recording device in the sweep.
All German brothels could soon be forced to get a "seal of approval" that will identify their consistency with required safety standards, Deutsche Welle wrote.
The system is comparable with the star system for hotels and restaurants and is designed to contribute to the safety of the sex industry, as well as improve the lives of prostitutes, a German sex industry association argues.