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Bomb blast kills 40 people in Syrian town of Afrin, Turkey says

29 April 2020, 2:08 AM

At least 40 civilians were killed, including 11 children, when a bomb detonated in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Tuesday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, blaming the attack on the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.

Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire deal for Syria’s Idlib

6 March 2020, 10:24 AM

Turkey and Russia agreed a ceasefire deal on Thursday in Syria’s Idlib region, their two leaders said after talks in Moscow to contain a conflict which has displaced nearly a million people in three months.

Greece blocks 35 000 migrants, plans to deport arrivals after 1 March

5 March 2020, 4:41 PM

Greece has repulsed nearly 35 000 migrants trying to cross onto its territory illegally since Turkey opened its border nearly a week ago, government sources said on Thursday, as it prepares to deport hundreds of others who made it through.

Migrants head to Greece as Turkey opens floodgates

1 March 2020, 4:41 PM

Greece placed its borders on maximum security footing on Sunday after hundreds of migrants used porous crossing points to enter the country from Turkey, with thousands behind them seeking entry after Ankara relaxed curbs on their movement.

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Bulgaria sees no jump in migrant inflows after Turkey move, tightens border controls

28 February 2020, 8:48 PM

Bulgaria has seen no significant increase in migrants breaching its border with Turkey, its interior minister said on Friday, after Ankara said it would no longer prevent refugees from leaving for Europe.

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