the Turkish coast guard forbade the refugees to cross into the EU through the Aegean sea. This is done by order of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
the Reason he called that route puts the security of refugees at risk, reports TASS. On the eve of Erdogan spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, informing about the need to revise the agreement between Turkey and EU on refugees, which “not running”. A March 9, the Turkish President will visit to Brussels on the background of the crisis over Syrian refugees.
In late February, after the aggravation of the situation in the Syrian Idlib, the Turkish authorities decided not to stop refugees from Syria seeking to enter Europe. The Turkish authorities estimated the number of refugees who crossed the border, 100 thousand.
the European Union and Turkey are in talks about resolving the situation. Brussels promises to support Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus who are suffering from the influx of refugees. Previously, the EU condemned the use of Turkey migratory pressures for political purposes.