Precarious situation in Turkey drives refugees to Greece

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Precarious situation in Turkey drives refugees to Greece

Author: Benjamin Bathke | infomigrants.net | 2 October 2019

As the situation for refugees and migrants in Turkey is going from bad to worse, particularly for Afghans, a growing number of them is trying to reach the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Many of these islands are mere kilometers away from the Turkish coast. InfoMigrants answers important questions about the worsening crisis, including how it came to a head.

In the last few months, the number of refugees who crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greek islands has risen once more. Many Afghans in particular leave Turkey after the government heightened the pressure on migrants without valid papers.

Since Germany wants to prevent a new ‘refugee crisis’ at all costs, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will travel to Turkey and Greece to hold talks on Thursday and Friday.

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