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Closed borders, changing rules splinter families fleeing war

Greece faces uncertainty with more than 50,000 refugees and other migrants trapped on its northern border with FYR Macedonia and crowded into camps, detention centers and makeshift settlements.
April 9, 2016

Migrants deported from Greece arrive in Turkey

A group of 45 Pakistani migrants have reached Dikili, Turkey, in a short journey from the migrant camp where they were staying on the Greek island of Lesbos
April 8, 2016

Turkey apprehensive about migrants' return

When the first boatload of deported migrants arrived Monday at the Turkish port of Dikili, a small group of Turkish human rights activists turned up to welcome them.
April 7, 2016

EU, Greece processing detainees ahead of next deportations

Greece and the European Union are working to determine who from an estimated group of 3,000 detained migrants will be among the next sent to Turkey under terms of a controversial deal between the EU and Ankara.
April 5, 2016

Greece begins controversial deportations

Greece and the European Union have begun deporting migrants from the islands of Lesbos and Chios, sending them to Turkey under terms of a controversial March deal between the EU and Ankara.
April 4, 2016

136 refugees return to Turkey

The vessels "Nazli Jale" and "Lesvos" chartered by Frontex left Mytilene on Monday morning with 136 refugees on board as part of the EU-Turkey agreement for the return of refugees to Turkey.
April 4, 2016

Greece scrambles to finalize deportation plan

Hours before the scheduled start of the deportation of hundreds of migrants from the island of Lesbos, Greek officials had yet to finalize their plans under a deal between the European Union and Turkey.
April 3, 2016

More migrants intercepted off Turkish coast

The Turkish coast guard intercepted more than 60 migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea as they tried to reach the Greek island of Lesbos Saturday.
April 2, 2016

Erdogan's last stand

Turkish head of state faces hard time ahead as he managed to destabilize Turkey.
Ioannis Michaletos: April 7, 2016

Greek parliament votes migration bill activating EU-Turkey deal

Greek parliament approved in principle on Friday a bill on migration activating the EU-Turkey deal and allowing the return of refugees to Turkey as of Monday, with 169 votes in favour and 107 against. Twenty four MPs were absent.
April 1, 2016