Migrants in buffer zone speak out against suffering at Greek border

Tensions continue to rise on the border between Greece and Turkey – where a build-up of migrants is being described by Athens as a threat to its national security. Turkey opened its border with the EU on Saturday, leading tens of thousands to head there. Greece has deployed extra soldiers and is vowing to increase the deterrent as violent clashes break out between police and migrants.

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