Turkey had earlier declared that it was closing down its six land and sea border crossings with Greece and Bulgaria in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
It was the second fire at an installation built for migrants, after a reception centre was burned down by unknown perpetrators last Monday.
After regime attacks on Idlib displaced hundreds of thousands of Syrians towards Turkey, the country has opened its borders with Greece. TRT World is documenting the plight of the migrants who seek a new life in the EU. But does the EU want them?
Greek forces have been accused of using live bullets and tear gas to stop asylum seekers from crossing over from Turkey. The clashes were at Kastanies, along a border fence that covers much of the land border not demarcated by Evros river.
The International Organization for Migration puts the number of refugees at the Pazarkule border to at least 13,000 people.
Greek police fired teargas toward migrants who were demanding entry as a crisis over Syria abruptly moved onto the European Union's doorstep.
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