Greece accuses Turkey of pushing migrants into its waters
14 November 2021 | 8:15 am
Greek officials claim Turkey is acting like a "pirate state in the Aegean Sea" in regards to migrants. Athens has called on the EU to put pressure on Ankara to meet its international obligations.
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