Greece accuses Turkey of using migrants as ‘pawns’ to pressure EU

#EU’s border agency is on high alert as over 130-thousand asylum seekers have made their way into #Greece from #Turkey. It all stems from an intensification in fighting in Syria’s Idlib province, which led Ankara to claim it can no longer accommodate the refugees and so opened its borders with the EU. Subscribe to RT! … Read more Greece accuses Turkey of using migrants as ‘pawns’ to pressure EU

‘Greece is not a bulwark’: Tensions with Turkey play out in the papers

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, March 3: We bring you reactions from the Greek, Turkish and European papers over tensions between Athens and Ankara over the migrant crisis. Also, ahead of Super Tuesday, how did Joe Biden engineer his extraordinary comeback in the Democratic primaries? In other news, a woman running her first marathon qualifies … Read more ‘Greece is not a bulwark’: Tensions with Turkey play out in the papers

Erdogan’s rules: Turkey draws EU, NATO into Idlib offensive

To the south, Syria and Idlib province where Ankara says it is now directly targeting pro-Assad forces after last week’s killing in an air strike of 34 Turkish soldiers. With Russia backing Damascus in its bid to retake the last-rebel held enclave in Syria, we ask just how far it can escalate between now and Thursday’s … Read more Erdogan’s rules: Turkey draws EU, NATO into Idlib offensive

What are the chances of a ceasefire deal being reached in Moscow between Turkey and Russia?

What are the chances of a ceasefire deal being reached in Moscow between Turkey and Russia? FRANCE24’s correspondent in Ankara Jasper Mortimer tells us more Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more What are the chances of a ceasefire deal being reached in Moscow between Turkey and Russia?

Turkey-EU standoff: Greece blocks refugees stranded in Turkey

As fighting rages on in Syria, the Greek prime minister has warned that any refugees who try to enter the country will be turned back. Thousands of migrants and refugees are trying to cross from Turkey after Ankara said it would no longer enforce its border. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Edirne in Turkey, … Read more Turkey-EU standoff: Greece blocks refugees stranded in Turkey

Several Syrian soldiers killed in Turkish drone strikes, war monitor says

Turkish drone strikes in Syria’s Idlib province killed 19 regime soldiers on Sunday, a war monitor reported, as tensions soared between Damascus and Ankara.   Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: … Read more Several Syrian soldiers killed in Turkish drone strikes, war monitor says

Employees of Sputnik Turkey freed after brief detention

The head of the Turkish branch of #Sputnik was released after being briefly detained amid searches at the #Istanbul office of the Russian news agency. Three employees of the outlet were also freed after questioning by #Ankara police. The released journalists were met with applause from a group of supporters who had gathered outside the … Read more Employees of Sputnik Turkey freed after brief detention

Idlib: ‘A crisis on a monumental scale’ | UpFront (Headliner)

In the past three months, nearly one million people have fled advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib province near the border with Turkey. With Ankara refusing to open border crossings and millions of civilians trapped, the United Nations has warned of an impending bloodbath and a “massacre on a scale that has never been seen … Read more Idlib: ‘A crisis on a monumental scale’ | UpFront (Headliner)

Greece tightens border with Turkey to stop migrants

Greece and Bulgaria have reinforced their borders after reports that Turkey said it would no longer hold refugees back. President Erdogan has long threatened to let Syrians and other refugees cross to Europe unless Ankara received more international support. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Istanbul, Turkey. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on … Read more Greece tightens border with Turkey to stop migrants

Refugees in Istanbul rush to board coach to reach Turkish border to Europe

Dozens of Syrian refugees were seen rushing to board coaches in Turkey’s Istanbul on Friday after Ankara decided to open its border to Europe. The move comes after an airstrike on Thursday killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria’s Idlib province. Fearing the window to leave Turkey would soon close, some of the 3.6 … Read more Refugees in Istanbul rush to board coach to reach Turkish border to Europe

Europeans tighten borders as Turkey ‘opens the gates’ to refugees

For the time being, Turkey is no longer preventing Syrian refugees from travelling into Greece by sea and on land. The move is seen as an attempt by Ankara to force the European Union to re-engage with the situation in Syria. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Europeans tighten borders as Turkey ‘opens the gates’ to refugees

Could Turkey’s response to Syrian air strikes trigger a new refugee crisis? | Inside Story

It’s the biggest single-day loss of Turkish soldiers in Syria’s civil war. 33 of them were killed on Thursday by government air strikes in Idlib, the last rebel-held province. Turkey retaliated with attacks on Syrian army positions. It also appears to be putting pressure on allies in Europe to respond. Ankara says it won’t stop … Read more Could Turkey’s response to Syrian air strikes trigger a new refugee crisis? | Inside Story

Migrants rush towards Europe after Turkey opens its border gates

Amid an escalation in Syria, Turkey has announced it will no longer hold back people who wish to go to Europe and seek asylum there . Hundreds of migrants have been quick to rush towards coasts and borders before Ankara changes its mind. MORE: https://on.rt.com/abu9 Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com … Read more Migrants rush towards Europe after Turkey opens its border gates

Turkey says will not stop refugees from reaching Europe after troops killed in Syria

Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Syrian government forces in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more Turkey says will not stop refugees from reaching Europe after troops killed in Syria

Syrian military reinforcements convoy heads towards Idlib

Syrian army’s convoy was seen heading towards the northwestern city of Idlib. Footage shows vehicles and tanks on the road in Idlib province, where the Syrian army has been fighting against opposition Ankara-backed militant groups and rapidly regaining control of areas. MORE: https://on.rt.com/abe3 Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us … Read more Syrian military reinforcements convoy heads towards Idlib