Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Attempts to repair fraying EU-Turkey migrant deal.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s end-February decision to encourage migrants to try to enter Europe via the Greek-Turkish land border was the immediate result of developments in Syria. Thousands came to the Turkish side of the border; Greece’s instant reaction was to step up security in eastern Thrace and bring the EU onto Greece’s side. This has prompted the question whether the 2016 EU-Turkey Statement is dead.