The Naval Service is gearing up to save even more migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea this year as refugees pour into Libya from Middle East war zones following Turkey’s promise to cut people-smuggling operations across the Aegean into Greece.
Tue, 17 May, 2016
Greece said yesterday it would speed up the creation of reception centres for up to 30,000 refugees to help cope with a sharp rise in numbers because of border closures in the Balkans that cut off the main migration route to wealthy western Europe.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2016
A draft European Union plan to send back some migrants to Turkey has legal and moral flaws and could put vulnerable people at risk, the head of Amnesty International said, calling on Europe to take in more people seeking refuge instead.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
Turkey’s foreign minister said Ankara’s patience with Russia “has a limit” after Moscow’s “exaggerated” reaction to a weekend naval incident between the two countries, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported.
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
AS if to remind delegates at the two-day summit of African and European leaders in Malta that it was called because 800 refugees drowned when a rogue ship sank, at least 14 more people, including seven children, desperately trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, drowned yesterday when a boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast. Hopefully, the symbolism will bring a greater sense of realism to these deliberations.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
Days after the world’s conscience was shocked by the image of a dead toddler washed up on a Turkish beach, all that was stopping more refugees from making the same crossing was the media frenzy on the shore.
Sun, 06 Sep, 2015
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras, who will take his plea for more time for the Greek economy to Paris and Berlin this week, has suggested his government could sell or lease some of the country’s islands to help revive a state-asset sales plan central to receiving international funds.
Fri, 24 Aug, 2012
Some 125,000 flag-waving Turks, mostly women, denounced the Islamic-rooted government today over its plans to lift a decades-old ban on Islamic headscarves in universities – a move the foreign minister said would expand Turkish freedoms.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2008