Greece: Barbed wire set up along Evros border river with Turkey

Greek border authorities have set up barbed wire along the banks of the Evros river (Meric in Turkish), as seen on footage from Sunday, to prevent migrants from crossing the river, which serves as a natural border between Greece and Turkey. According to reports, the Greek authorities intend to extend the border in the near future. Footage shows the barbed wire stretching along the bank, as well... Еще as a migrant boat on the Greek side of the river, along with dozens of migrants' possessions scattered on Greek soil. Migrants have been trying to cross the border since Turkey announced Thursday, February 27 that it would no longer abide by a 2016 agreement with the EU to halt migration flows into the continent in return for aid. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced a €700 million ($779 million) aid package to help Greece deal with the large-scale influx of migrants after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan effectively opened the borders. Erdogan accused the EU of failing to keep its financial promises to Turkey in return for keeping Turkey's borders with the EU closed to refugees and migrants. The statement came after at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike in Syria's Idlib province last week.

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