Greece wants Turkey to take 10,000 migrants after deadly fire
The Greek government wants to start returning thousands of migrants to Turkey following a deadly fire that broke out at an overcrowded camp. Officials called for action to ease pressure on overcrowded migrant camps…
Thousands of migrants at overcrowded migrant camps on the island of Lesbos in Greece should return to Turkey, the Greek government agreed a day after a deadly fire broke out at the Moria migrant camp.
By the end of 2020, Athens wants 10,000 migrants to return to Turkey, in a bid to ease pressure on the overcrowded camps, the government said in a statement following the four-hour Cabinet meeting.
The move signals a significant change in policy, as conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis enacts a more hard-line approach to the migrant situation in the country.
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