Greece and the enitire EU responded effectively when migrants and refugees in Evros were exploited by Ankara as a tool of blackmail to achieve objectives that were anything but humanitarian.
Erdogan appeared unimpressed by what the EU was offering so far, saying the Union was always offering help but then falling short or not stepping up.
“Why did he (Erdogan) do this to us if he knew Greece won’t let us cross?” she asked, sitting on a rug near a pile of bags full of clothes and diapers for her sons, aged 13 and 7.
' Turkey is facing on its territory and the substantial efforts it has made in hosting 3,7 million migrants and refugees, it [THE eUROPEAN cOUNCILstrongly rejects Turkey's use of migratory pressure for political purposes.
The telephone contact with the US president came on the eve a highly symbolic visit of top EU officials to the Evros Greek-Turkish border region
Athens has lodged complaints with both the EU and Turkey, in a bid to secure a tighter border, and that a representative of the European Commission visited Ankara in order to raise the issue with Turkish authorities.