Turkey aims to clear its borders of Islamic State and other militant groups to prevent a new flow of migrants and will continue operations until the nation's security is guaranteed, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday (26 August).
Greece's Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas on Wednesday (3 August) denied having called for a backup strategy – a "Plan B" – in case the EU-Turkey refugee deal collapses amid escalating tensions between Brussels and Ankara.
Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, the head of the ruling coalition's junior party,
called on the migration minister to resign today (16 March) for failing to use the full name of northern neighbour the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
EXCLUSIVE / A list of requests to protect external borders recently sent to several member states by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has exposed the weaknesses of the group of countries blocking an EU-wide solution of the refugee crisis.