2020-03-10 11:43:46

Understanding the Refugee Crisis on Greece-Turkey Border


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Amie Williams, a journalist, filmmaker, and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Global Girl Media.


Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war and violence from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere are trapped near the Turkish border with Greece after recent changes by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mr. Erdogan recently changed his policy of keeping refugees from heading to Europe.

He now faces accusations of using the desperate fleeing mass of people as political pawns as his own forces are targeted in northern Syria by Russian forces.

Erdogan this week heads to Brussels to discuss the refugee crisis with European leaders.

Inside Greece, there have been mass protests especially on the island of Lesbos, against the building of new camps for refugees.

And, disturbing reports recently emerged of Greek forces stripping male refugees down to their underwear and beating them.

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