Evros

Turkish ambassador dismisses Evros border dispute as ‘technical’

An ongoing dispute between Greece and Turkey regarding a small pocket of land on the northeastern Evros River border between the two countries is "technical" in nature and should not be turned into an "issue," the Turkish ambassador in Athens, Burak Ozugergin, has reportedly said.

Ministry dismisses reports of ‘invasion’ of Greek territory as ‘fake news’

The Foreign Ministry on Saturday dismissed as "fake news" reports that Turkish soldiers have "invaded and occupied" a patch of Greek land in the northeastern Evros border area.

"There is no foreign force on Greek territory," the ministry said in a statement, responding to reports in British and other media.

Military chief warns of accident risk in talks with NATO official

The chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Konstantinos Floros, has warned of the risk of an accident in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean due to Turkey's repeated transgressions, during successive teleconferences with NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) Lieutenant General Tim Radford.

Frontex expects fresh move of migrants toward Greek border, German report says

Frontex expects a fresh wave of migrants seeking to cross the Turkish border into the European Union via Greece after Ankara lifts restrictions imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus, German newspaper Die Welt reported Friday citing an internal report of the bloc's border agency.

Shots fired by Turkish border guards in Evros

Two new incidents of shots being fired by Turkish border guards was reported at the Greece's border in the Evros region late on Thursday.

In the first incident, two boats of the Turkish border police sailing in Evros river at 10.20 p.m. with two passengers each, fired shots in the air and a flair that landed on the Greek side of the border.

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