Athens closes border, looks for EU support to ride out migration storm

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Migration, Refugees
Photo by Richard Leonard via Flickr
Photo by Richard Leonard via Flickr

The Greek government is hoping that it will be able to rely on European support in the coming days after tense weekend on the country’s border with Turkey and on the Aegean islands.

Greek authorities claim they have prevented around 15,000 people from crossing into the country after Ankara said on Thursday night that refugees and economic migrants were free to leave and head into the European Union. Athens immediately stepped up it...

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