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Turkey Suspends Migrant Deal with Greece

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has suspended a bilateral agreement with Greece allowing Athens to return migrants to Turkey, in retaliation for Greece’s failure to extradite eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after Turkey’s failed 2016 military coup.

The wreckage of a boat and life jackets used by refugees lie on a beach near Skala Sykamias on the island of Lesbos on March 15, 2017 almost a year after an EU-Turkey deal. The deal, signed on March 18, 2016, has sought to stem the flow of migrants from …

Rapid Increase of Migrants Arriving in Greece

The migrant deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey may be failing over 350 migrants have arrived in Greece in three days, up considerably from previous weeks.

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Greek Authorities Probing Three Migrant Deaths On Island Camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are investigating the deaths of three migrants over the past week in a camp on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Lesbos. Two of the men, an Egyptian and a Syrian national, were found

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Vienna Threatens To Veto Turkey Joining EU

Austria’s increasingly hard-line Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has made it known that unless Turkey reforms on issues of freedom and human rights, Austria will block any European Union membership negotiations. The Foreign Minister announced his intentions to block Turkish membership talks

Migrants and refugees seated on a rubber boat wait to be rescued by the Topaz Responder, a rescue ship run by Maltese NGO 'Moas' and the Italian Red Cross, on November 4, 2016 off the Libyan coast.

Turkey Accused of ‘Dissolving’ Camps as Migrants Flood Greece

Hundreds of migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos have claimed that they came from a “dissolved” migrant camp in north-west Turkey, and Greek port authorities allege the Turkish coastguard that monitors the Aegean Sea border has “disappeared”.