Greece urges EU to 'do all' for refugees in Turkey

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Greece urges EU to 'do all' for refugees in Turkey

Author: trtworld.com | 5 February 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is visiting Turkey on Tuesday, has called on the EU to "do all it can to support" Turkey, which is currently hosting four million refugees.

"I believe that Turkey has taken over the great burden of hosting four million refugees. That should always be recognised by the international community and the EU should do all it can to support our neighbour," said the Greek premier, whose visit will focus on steps to improve bilateral cooperation with Turkey. 

A Turkey-EU refugee deal reached in March 2016 aims to discourage irregular migration to Europe through the Aegean Sea. Read more>>>