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Erdogan to Visit Brussels on 9 March Amid Migration Crisis With EU

Erdogan to Visit Brussels on 9 March Amid Migration Crisis With EU

"Our President plans to pay a one-day working visit to Brussels on 9 March", Erdogan's administration said in a statement. On Friday, a source in the Greek government said that police and military have prevented almost 3,000 migrants from illegally crossing the border from Turkey and detained eight illegal migrants. Ankara said in late February, amid

Erdogan tells Merkel Turkey-EU migration regulations not working, need revision

Erdogan tells Merkel Turkey-EU migration regulations not working, need revision

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that migration regulations between Turkey and the European Union were not working and needed to be revised, the Turkish presidency said. The European Union on Friday pleaded with migrants on the Turkish border to stop trying to cross into Greece but dangled

Croatian President Rules Out Sending Troops to Border Amid Migrant Buildup

Croatian President Rules Out Sending Troops to Border Amid Migrant Buildup

"[Sending] the army to the border is not relevant to the present situation", the president said after the Balkan nation’s security council met to discuss the migrant buildup on the Turkish border with Greece. Croatia sent troops to guard one of the EU’s longest external borders amid the 2015 migrant influx. Milanovic said military presence was not

EU pours millions into Greece to act as border 'shield' against escalating migrant crisis

EU pours millions into Greece to act as border 'shield' against escalating migrant crisis

close Video Greece fires tear gas at migrants trying to cross border from Turkey Turkey is no longer stopping Syrian migrants and refugees from crossing its borders into Europe. The European Union , in an effort to curb a brewing crisis at its borders, is pouring hundreds of millions of euros into Greece in the hope it will act as a “shield” against

Erdogan vows to keep migrants flowing as THOUSANDS keep trying to storm Greek border (VIDEOS)

Erdogan vows to keep migrants flowing as THOUSANDS keep trying to storm Greek border (VIDEOS)

Turkey’s border will remain open for migrants seeking to reach the EU, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. Thousands of illegal migrants have amassed at the border with Greece, facing off with police and trying to break through. Ankara will not try to stop the refugees flowing to Europe, Erdogan told reporters Friday, as he was flying home from Moscow,

Migrant crisis at Greek-Turkish border in second week, EU mulls more aid

Migrant crisis at Greek-Turkish border in second week, EU mulls more aid

KASTANIES, Greece/PAZARKULE, Turkey (Reuters) - The European Union on Friday pleaded with migrants on the Turkish border to stop trying to cross into Greece but dangled the prospect of more aid for Ankara as a standoff between Greek riot police and refugees entered a second week. Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece, an

EU, Turkey in stand-off over funds to tackle new migrant crisis

EU, Turkey in stand-off over funds to tackle new migrant crisis

BRUSSELS/ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Union is scrambling for a new agreement with Turkey to prevent migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond flooding into the EU. But there is little sign so far that Ankara is ready to accept the terms Brussels is offering. Since Turkey announced on Feb. 28 that it would no longer abide by a 2016 deal

Fresh clashes between migrants & police at Turkey-Greece border

Fresh clashes between migrants & police at Turkey-Greece border

Brief clashes broke out at Turkey’s border with Greece on Friday, where thousands of refugees have been encouraged to leave for the EU. Greek police fired tear gas at migrants trying to break through the fence, who responded by throwing stones, AFP reported. Makeshift camps for thousands of migrants have sprung up around the border since Turkish President

Serbian Armed Forces Ready to Close Border to Migrants - Defence Minister

Serbian Armed Forces Ready to Close Border to Migrants - Defence Minister

"If President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Aleksandar Vucic makes a decision that it is necessary to further secure the border or prevent any movement, the military, together with the Interior Ministry and other security services, is fully prepared to protect our border, [our] territory and prevent the entrance of any migrants", Vulin said. A border

Greece Prevented More Than 2,800 Illegal Border Crossings Over Past 24 Hours - Source

Greece Prevented More Than 2,800 Illegal Border Crossings Over Past 24 Hours - Source

"Eight people were arrested in the Evros area from 6.00 a.m. [04:00] Thursday to 6.00 a.m. Friday, including seven people from Afghanistan and one person from Syria; 2,867 attempts to illegally cross the border into Greece were prevented", the source said. The situation at the Greek-Turkish border at the Kastanies checkpoint remains tense. Media reported