Turkey shuts border gate as 100 migrants stranded in passage to Greece

Turkey's border security officials have closed off the Pazarkule Border Gate to Greece on the grounds that some 100 migrants had crossed into the buffer zone illegally, even though Ankara declared on Feb. 27 that it would no longer prevent migrants to cross over to Europe.

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Turkish border officials have blocked passage through the Pazarkule Border Gate to Greece, one of Turkey's passages to Europe that migrants have flocked to since Ankara's statement on Feb. 27 that it would no longer prevent crossings.

Some 100 migrants had left Turkey through the border gate and gone into the buffer zone in order to enter Greece, allegedly by illegal means, when police forces from both sides encircled the group.

The group in the buffer zone were then claimed to be the reason why no more migrants are no longer being let out of the Pazarkule Border Gate.

Migrants at the border gate are reportedly being redirected to other crossings.