Compassion turns to hostility as mood shifts against migrants
The scenario on Europe’s south-eastern frontier is made all the more ominous by the lurch to the right within the EU
A perfect storm is brewing on Europe’s south-eastern frontier. The war in Syria is once again threatening to send a million people north into Turkey. In turn, Turkey – which already gives refuge to 3.7 million Syrians and 800,000 others – is threatening to send almost a million people west into Greece.
Thursday's ceasefire announcement by Turkey and Russia, ending hostilities in Idlib province in Syria, may have calmed things momentarily, but the pressure remains.
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