Lesvos tragedy, Erdogan threat ratchet up refugee crisis pressure

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Refugees, Turkey
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros

Two people were killed and another two seriously injured in a fire apparently caused by a cooking accident at the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, highlighting the continuing challenges the Greek government faces in dealing with the refugee crisis and increasing the pressure on Athens at a time when it is fearful of migrants arriving in larger numbers.

Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas insisted in Parliament on Friday, hours after the tragedy on Lesvos, that the government does not have any plans to move refugees from the islands. He explained that the migrants remaining there is a key elemen...

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