Greece wants to return 10,000 migrants to Turkey by 2020

Migrants and refugees reach out to get humanitarian aid at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. (File photo: Reuters)

The Greek government said Monday it wants to send 10,000 migrants back to Turkey by the end of 2020, following an emergency cabinet meeting.

Athens would increase the rate from the “1,805 returned in the 4.5 years under the previous Syriza government” of left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras, a cabinet statement said, a day after a deadly fire at a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00