- Greece is being flooded with refugees as Turkey opens its borders
- 10 000 migrants have been stopped at the border with Greece
- Turkey claims that they are unable to hold any more refugees as the crisis in Syria escalates
Greece has stopped approximately 10 000 migrants from entering their country via the land border as Turkey opens its doors. 500 migrants have arrived by sea on Greek islands.
This comes after Turkey threatened to flood Europe with migrants after an airstrike in Idlib province in Syria killed 33 Turkish soldiers.
Turkey is believed to be using the 3.7 million Syrian refugees within its borders to put pressure on Europe to aid it its military operations in Syria.
Briefly.co.za learned that the Turkish troops killed in Syria were fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces who are being backed by Russia and Iran.
Turkey claims that it can no longer hold the refugees as they are beyond capacity. Europe had reached a deal with Turkey in 2016 but it appears that the recent developments with Syria have changed the situation according to SABCnews.com.
The recent developments risk escalating the tense situation with Turkey. Greece is unlikely to be able to cope with the influx of refugees. In 2015 the country faced a financial crisis which threatened its position within the Eurozone.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on Foreign nationals who have been camping out at the Green Market Square in Cape Town are being removed by police officers.
Foreign nationals who have been camping out at the Green Market Square in Cape Town are being removed by police officers.
This comes after the city was given the green light by the Cape Town High Court to remove the foreigners.
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