As tensions soar between Ankara and Berlin, following Germany’s angry response to Erdogan’s call for those of Turkish descent to vote against Merkel, a coincidentally huge wave of refugees has suddenly started appearing on Greek coasts, making some wonder if Erdogan has broken his EU-Immigration deal.
The last six days have seen over 1,200 refugees and migrants arrive Greece from Turkey.
Source: Greek Migration Ministry
In addition, 84 new arrivals were recorded on the islands of Lesvos and Samos, on Wednesday.
- Open Arms 22/08/2017
More than 14,000 people are trapped on the Greek islands that have hosting capacity for 5,576 people.
Total numbers on the islands: 14,221
- in hotspots: 8,179
- in unofficial hotspots: 3,449…
/Last Friday, President Erdogan described the main German political parties as “enemies of Turkey” and urged his German of Turkish descent to not vote for Merkel’s CDU, the Social-democrats and the Greens…