The confrontation between Turkey and Greece due to the refugee exacerbated congestion in the border area. The Turkish government moved on Thursday to 1000 additional police officers to the border to Greece, where tens of thousands of refugees , and migrants to stop, the want in the EU.
The Greek government announced that it had held in the past days 35'000 migrants from crossing the border. Several hundred people had been detained.
migration Minister Notis Mitarachi announced that all after 1. March captured first in the Northern Greek city of Serres and then to their home countries would be deported.
Since the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the weekend, had declared that border with the EU would be open to migrants and refugees, escalated the situation. From the Turkish side of migrants try to cross the border into the EU. They come mostly from Iran, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Syria.
the trigger for the tense situation in the fighting around the Syrian Idlib, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of people are on the run to find protection in Turkey are fighting especially. The Turkey has already absorbed about 3.6 million Syrian refugees. Erdogan calls therefore on the EU greater help.
says The EU interior Ministers says Greece last 700 million Euro for border protection, but also for the supply of several thousand refugees already in Greece.
in Addition, to be made available 60 million euros in humanitarian aid for the people in Northern Syria who have fled the Fighting, the Syrian army and insurgents in the Region of Idlib to the North.
the Advance of the troops of President Bashar al-Assad is supported by Russian air attacks. The Turkey is on the side of rebel groups.
Meeting of Putin and Erdogan
In Moscow welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin speak to the Turkish head of state Erdogan, about the situation in Syria. Putin assured that there will be no further attacks on Turkish soldiers in Syria.
He said Erdogan expressed his condolences over the death of several dozen Turkish soldiers, who were killed in the Idlib Region in attacks by the Syrian army. (step/reuters)
Created: 05.03.2020, 13:13 PMUpdated Date: 05 March 2020, 14:00