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DW examines new migration tension between EU, Turkey

March 4, 2020

As more and more people flee Syria, Turkey has opened its border to allow refugees and others to enter Europe. DW looks at the situation at the Turkish-Greek border and whether a new migration crisis is brewing.

BdTD Türkei Flüchtlinge an der Grenze zu Griechenland
Image: picture-alliance/AP Photo/E. Gurel

All eyes are on the Turkish-Greek frontier after Ankara announced it would open its border to the EU.

Greece has sent the military and more police to prevent people from entering the country, and the EU has promised to support Athens in securing what is also the external border of the European Union.

Human rights groups warned a new humanitarian catastrophe could develop if steps are not taken to protect migrants and prevent the situation from deteriorating further.

DW examines the situation on both sides of the Turkish-Greek border as well as in Syria, where war has raged for nearly nine years.