The International Business Times reports: Greece is predicted to descend into rioting and chaos next week when the new agreement between the European Union and Turkey — to allow Greece to send back migrants that either do not apply for asylum or fail in their claims — comes into effect.
The Greek government’s migration spokesman, Giorgos Kyritsis, told the Observer newspaper:
We are expecting violence.People in despair tend to be violent.
The whole philosophy of the deal is to deter human trafficking [into Europe] from the Turkish coast, but it is going to be difficult and we are trying to use a soft approach. These are people have fled war.
They are not criminals.
European Union members are all trying to thrash out the best way to accommodate the one million migrants arriving in the 28 nation bloc per year, some countries like Greece are struggling to cope with the influx due to its own battered economy.
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