The flow of refugees into Greece is rising again – not just on the Aegean islands, but mostly along the river Evros, Greece‘s border with Turkey. For many of the people who attempt the crossing, it becomes a deathtrap.
After the Aegean Sea earthquake, teams in the Turkish city of Izmir are trying to rescue as many people as possible from the rubble. More than 100 people have been confirmed dead so far, Tunca Ogreten reports from Izmir.
The number of migrants illegally entering the European Union via Turkey this year has dropped sharply, according to a media report. The figure has reached its lowest point in five years.
Several fires have mostly destroyed the Moria refugee camp, home to more than 12,000 asylum seekers. There are no known casualties so far. Authorities are now investigating reports of arson.
Turkish military forces have reportedly occupied an island in the Evros River, the natural border between Turkey and Greece. Athens has denied the reports, yet relations between the Mediterranean neighbors remain tense.
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