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1. Turks arrested in Evros given three-month suspended sentence

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turks-arrested-in-evros-given-three-month-suspended-sentence

Four Turkish nationals have been given a three-month suspended sentence after they were arrested Thursday in a restricted zone near the Greek-Turkish border in the Evros region....

2. Four arrested after entering forbidden area near Turkish border

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/four-arrested-after-entering-forbidden-area-near-turkish-border

Four Turkish nationals appeared Friday before a prosecutor in Orestiada, northeastern Greece, after being arrested Thursday in a forbidden military area in Evros, the river border separating Greece from Turkey....

3. Erdogan says 'will never forget those who embraced coup-plotters'

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/erdogan-says-will-never-forget-those-who-embraced-coup-plotters

In a speech to a large crowd marking the second anniversary of a foiled military coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that he would "never forget those who embraced the coup-plotters" in an apparent dig at Greece where eight Turkish servicemen have sought asylum....

4. Turkish FM reiterates claims Tsipras promised extradition of officers

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-fm-reiterates-claims-tsipras-promised-extradition-of-officers

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday reiterated claims that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had promised to see to the extradition of eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in the summer of 2016....

5. EU leaders under pressure to curb migration

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-under-pressure-to-curb-migration

European Union leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to agree new measures to restrict arrivals across the Mediterranean as growing popular discontent over immigration puts pressure on governments from Germany to Italy....

6. Nicosia helps refugees gain better skills

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-helps-refugees-gain-better-skills

Nineteen refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers came together in Strovolos on Sunday, as part of the “Colourful Societies” programme that helps foreigners integrate socially and gain job skills...

7. Syrian refugees arrive in Kato Pyrgos overnight

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-refugees-arrive-in-kato-pyrgos-overnight

Another boatload of Syrian refugees came ashore in Kato Pyrgos, carrying 60 men and one woman who said she was coming to reunite with her husband on the island...

8. KISA sees institutional racism in ham and pasta arrest

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kisa-sees-institutional-racism-in-ham-and-pasta-arrest

Human rights group KISA is pointing to institutional racism over the recent arrest of an asylum-seeker and single mother on theft charges, calling for an investigation into how state authorities treat refugees who are vulnerable members of society...

9. EU says Greece-Turkey readmission deal required for visa waiver

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-says-greece-turkey-readmission-deal-required-for-visa-waiver

The agreement between Greece and Turkey for the return of migrants that Ankara suspended on Thursday is a “point of reference” for the EU-Turkey statement on readmissions and constitutes a precondition for the abolition of visas for Turkish citizens, European Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said on Friday....

10. Turkey suspends migrant deal with Greece, says Cavusoglu

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-suspends-migrant-deal-with-greece-says-cavusoglu

Turkey has suspended a migrant readmission deal it had signed with Greece in response to a Greek court ruling that refused to extradite the eight Turkish soldiers who fled to the country after the failed coup in 2016, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, according to reports in Daily Sabah and Reuters....

11. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman says Athens ‘a refuge for coup plotters’

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-foreign-ministry-spokesman-says-athens-‘a-refuge-for-coup-plotters

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has reacted angrily to news Monday that the last four Turkish servicemen of the eight who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in 2016 were released after the 18 months of maximum detention expired, with a spokesman accusing Athens of becoming “a refuge for coup plotters.”...

12. Dozens of Kurds face deportation

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dozens-of-kurds-face-deportation

Dozens of asylum seekers who left the Moria migrant processing center for other facilities on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos will be barred from the process if they do not return to the official camp, the Migration Ministry announced on Monday....

13. Last four Turkish officers freed

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/last-four-turkish-officers-freed

The last four Turkish servicemen of the eight who fled to Greece after the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 left the police station at the Olympic Village where they were being held on Monday, as the 18 months of maximum detention had expired....

14. Greek and Turkish armed forces seek ways to reduce tension in Aegean

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-and-turkish-armed-forces-seek-ways-to-reduce-tension-in-aegean

Hellenic Armed Forces General Staff (GEETHA) Chief Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar discussed ways of de-escalating tension in the Aegean to avoid the possibility of an accident, in talks held on the sidelines of recent military conferences in Europe...

15. UNHCR: Asylum seekers in Cyprus lack decent housing

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-asylum-seekers-in-cyprus-need-decent-housing

With less than 10% of asylum-seekers accommodated at the reception centre, decent housing is a major problem thousands of asylum seekers face, a UNHCR report said...

16. Some 32% of child asylum seekers are unaccompanied minors

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/some-32-of-asylum-seekers-are-unaccompanied-minors

In 2017, 225 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in Cyprus making up 32.4% of all asylum applications it received, official EU data showed on Wednesday....

17. Probe into lawyers involved in migrant smuggling rackets

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/probe-into-lawyers-involvement-in-migrant-smuggling-racket

Judicial authorities in northern Greece are investigating the involvement of local lawyers in rackets smuggling migrants and refugees across Greece’s Evros River border from Turkey...

18. Ministry to block asylum for second Turkish officer

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ministry-to-block-asylum-for-second-turkish-officer

The ministry of migration policy will attempt to block a decision by an independent tribunal to grant asylum to a second Turkish officer of the eight who fled to the country after the failed coup in Turkey in 2016, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported on Tuesday....

19. Greek island protest about migrant influx turns violent

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-island-protest-about-migrant-influx-turns-violent

Greek riot police fired tear gas Thursday to try to disperse angry protesters on the island of Lesvos who tried to topple a police bus during a demonstration against a European Union migration policy....

20. Ankara came close to overstepping the mark

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-came-close-to-overstepping-the-mark

Turkey has “come close” to overstepping Greece’s “red lines” Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told Skai in an interview...

21. Tension rising on the Greek islands

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tension-rising-on-the-greek-islands

More than 15,500 migrants are living in cramped conditions in state-run centres on the eastern Aegean islands...

22. Far-right extremists attack migrants on Greek island

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/far-right-extremists-attack-migrants-on-greek-island

Police forced dozens of migrants onto buses and transported them to the Moria camp in the early hours after Mytilini was turned into a battleground...

23. Cyprus granted protection status to 1300 asylum seekers last year

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-granted-protection-status-to-1300-asylum-seekers-last-year

Of the 175,800 Syrian citizens granted protection status in the EU, more than 70% received protection status in Germany...

24. Greek court releases Turkish officer under tight security

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-court-releases-turkish-officer-under-tight-security

The serviceman, who piloted the military helicopter which brought the eight officers to Greece a day after the botched coup, had been granted protection by an asylum appeals committee in December...

25. Poisoned Yulia Skripal has been discharged from hospital

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/poisoned-yulia-skripal-has-been-discharged-from-hospital

Britain says they were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent and has blamed Russia for the attack...

26. Russian message said 'package has been delivered' before spy attack

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/russian-message-intercepted-saying-package-has-been-delivered-before-spy-poisoning

Yulia and Sergei Skripal are recovering following Novichok attack in Salisbury...

27. Migrant caravan heading to US puts Mexico in tough spot

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-caravan-heading-to-us-puts-mexico-in-tough-spot

So far the Mexican federal government has provided little guidance on how to handle the migrants...

28. President Erdogan’s exasperation

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/president-erdogan-s-exasperation

His aim, in this case, is to exert pressure on the Greek government for the extradition of the eight...

29. Greece was right to question German airport checks

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-was-right-to-question-to-german-airport-checks

Officials in Athens say the data vindicate Greece’s reaction to German checks on flights from Greek airports...

30. Greece fears protracted crisis with Turkey

http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-fears-protracted-crisis-with-turkey

Turkey is resorting to a strategy that includes the arrest of people as a means of blackmail, especially of Western countries...