Refugee crisis in Greece: Anger and foreboding grow on Lesbos
04 March 2020 | 10:20 am
Turkey is letting refugees leave the country for the EU. Many travel via the Greek island of Lesbos, where some locals are up in arms: They do not want more asylum seekers. DW's Florian Schmitz reports from the island.
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