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… because Greece’s Asylum Service says Turkey is “not safe”. Despite the demonstrable fact that most of Turkey is safe enough, Greece’s Asylum Service has decided to allow the migrants to stay in Greece and so make their fellow Greeks less safe.


The majority of migrants and refugees who have landed on the Aegean islands since the March 2016 deal signed between the European Union and Ankara will remain in Greece as conditions for their return to Turkey are considered “not safe,” according to data from the country’s Asylum Service.

According to the data, authorities have processed 25,814 applications for asylum submitted by individuals stuck at island screening centers, or hotspots.


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Athens - capital of Greece - is in the middle of the map below.

49.2° N
1.3° E
46.3° E
26.7° N


Athens, Greece

Greece (GR) is estimated to have a population of 10.9 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 0.2 million.