In an op-ed he wrote for the Financial Times, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the block's "inaction on Syrian refugees is a stain on human conscience.”
The quartet summit on video with attendance of Turkish President Erdogan, French President Macron, German Chancellor Merkel and British PM Johnson also discussed possible joint measures against global coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Migrants see Greece as a transit gateway country. If they stay, it’s only for a lack of options or because the EU has yet to take responsibility in a tragic episode of global upheaval.
Tens of thousands of refugees are at the Turkish border with Greece after Ankara relaxed border controls in response to the ongoing crisis in Idlib.
Two children were found unconscious after a vessel overturned at 0630 GMT in the Aegean Sea, Greek police said. One of them, a small boy, could not be revived, while the other was taken to hospital.
Europe’s politicians and journalists have framed the ongoing refugee crisis on Europe’s borders as a violent invasion.
The war in Syria has been waging on for nine years, while millions have become refugees in neighbouring countries. Turkey, with the largest number of Syrian refugees, has extended a welcome hand, but Europe has often reneged on its promises.
In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, director of Doctors Under Fire, wrote that the regime had used barrel bombs on marketplaces and other civilian areas.
Hundreds protested peacefully outside Greece's Interior Ministry in central Athens, holding placards against the creation of new detention facilities on five islands.
Greece’s newly formed centre-right government has promised to take a tougher line on the refugee crisis and plans to set up a sea barrier and detention facilities.
The EU has described Bosnian refugee camps as a humanitarian disaster where a lack of coordination and potentially illegal action from Croatia has left migrants in the lurch in Bosnia.
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