Afghan father faces 10 years in jail if convicted as authorities charge the 25-year-old refugee with endangering the life of his 6-year-old son, a case legal experts say is unprecedented.
A boat carrying 200 people sank a few hours after leaving a Senegal fishing town, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded this year by the UN migration agency.
The human rights group documents in a newly released report, that in 2019, the two major economies took a record low number of refugees.
Thousands march in Berlin and other cities urging the European bloc and German government to do more to help migrants and refugees stuck in Greece.
Greek police suspect that five migrants could be behind the fire that destroyed Europe's largest camp on September 8.
Thousands of asylum seekers have been left homeless by the fire in the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, prompting a state of emergency.
Turkey's President Erdogan slammed the EU's approach to the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, saying Turkey embraced everyone without any discrimination while countries with better opportunities put quotas for them.
With four million refugees, Turkey sustains its status of being the country that hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, says Selin Unal, spokesperson of UN agency for refugees in Turkey.
UN refugee agency says one percent of all humanity displaced by conflict, repression and upheaval. Myanmar, Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, and Venezuela hard hit.
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.
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