Greece Prevents Entry Of Over 600 Migrants From Turkey

Fourth EstateA rubber inflatable boat carring 53 people are intercepted by the Hellenic (Greek) Coast Gueard. | Social Newswire

Greece said it has prevented about 600 migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea into its territorial waters from Turkey. A spokesman for the Greek coastguard said that five sailboats and four dinghies had set off from the Turkish coast early …

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Turkey Urges International Cooperation To Tackle Migration Crisis

Fourth EstateTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu | UN

Turkey has called for a joint international cooperation to coordinate efforts to tackle the unprecedented refugee crises. “Migration is a global challenge and Turkey is hosting the world’s largest refugee population since 2014,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. In …

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UK Sends First Batch of Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

The United Kingdom has scheduled the transfer of the first batch of asylum seekers to Rwanda in the coming days amid criticisms from refugee rights organizations and activists. According to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the UK government had informed …

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Somalian Refugees in Turkey Under Immense Pressure: Official

Human Rights Association (iHD) said Thursday that Somalian refugees living in Turkish capital city Ankara have been facing immense pressure and police regularly creating “unnecessary problems” for them. Ankara co-chair of the iHD, Fatin Kanat said they met with refugees …

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Turkish Naval Forces Rescue 17 Irregular Migrants off Libyan Coast

Fourth Estate"Irregular Immigrants" rescued off the coast of Libya are being helped on-board a Turkish Navy vessel on 5 May, 2022 - Gov't of Turkey

The Turkish naval forces on Friday rescued 17 irregular migrants who were drifting in a boat off the Libyan coast. The Turkish Defense Ministry said that the migrant’s vessel disconnected the seashore of the Libyan metropolis in the city of …

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Germany Planning To Cap Admission Numbers Of Afghan Refugees

The German Ministry of Interior on Friday revealed a plan to cap the admission numbers of refugees from Afghanistan. According to the German news magazine Der Spiegel, Germany is planning solely to admit no more than 5,000 Afghans per year …

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Erdogan Says Turkey Preparing New Project To Voluntary Return 1m Syrian Refugees

Fourth EstateSyrian Refugee Child - Mustafa Khayat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said his country is working on a new project that will allow the voluntary return of 1 million Syrians back to their country. Erdogan said during a speech to inaugurate a housing project …

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Lebanese Army Disrupts Migrant Smuggling Network

The Lebanese army on Friday said they have busted a migrant smuggling network while it attempted to smuggle dozens of people by sea. The five-member smuggling network was detained in the city of Tripoli late Thursday when they were preparing …

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UN Says Over 3,000 Migrants Died or Went Missing At Sea Trying to Reach Europe in 2021

The United Nations on Friday said that over 3,000 migrants died or went missing in the Mediterranean and Atlantic while trying to reach Europe last year, calling for urgent support to protect refugees. In its latest report, UNHCR called for …

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Turkey Repatriates 227 Refugees Back to Afghanistan

Turkey on Monday deported 227 illegally Afghan refugees back to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan as Ankara accelerated its efforts to deal with the influx of irregular migrants from more conflict zones. The plane carrying the migrants took off from the eastern province …

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