The boys, all aged between 15 and 17, had lived in refugee camps on outlying Greek islands and were moved as part of a plan to relocate about 1,600 unaccompanied minors who have no family in Europe.
The UN and other rights groups have slammed Greece for using brute force against hapless refugees, endangering their lives at sea.
EU authorities are calling on Greece to respect the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers with reports emerging that many face being physically pushed back at the border.
Greece, with 192 coronavirus deaths, has so far not been as badly hit as many other European countries, and there have been no deaths in the migrant camps.
Are we to replace the known dangers of an ethno-national conflict in Cyprus with a new Cypriot nationalism, one that promotes the old xenophobic trope of the ‘Terrible Turk’?
It is a moral and legal obligation to respect and protect dignity of asylum seekers, says Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Muslim group criticises Greek government for closing one of the oldest Muslim prayer halls in the greater Athens metropolitan area. Athens is the only capital in Europe without an official mosque.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has condemned the Greek government decision to extend lockdown for migrant camps saying it is using the novel coronavirus pandemic as a pretext.
Egypt has numbers but it can't sustain a war, even with the help of Gulf funding.
Out of 40 groups currently active in camps, 22 were eliminated from a first approval phase after failing to apply by June 14, the ministry said in a statement.
Aggressive diplomacy from Greece can't change the reality that Turkey has a rightful stake in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Covid-19 has killed more than 437,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 15:
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