Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 5 July 2020

Beyond the Headlines: Is Europe on the verge of another refugee crisis?

Confrontations on Greece's border illustrate the chaos that could ensue if Turkey stops preventing crossings

The dull thud of bullets smacking into water, followed by the panicked cries of desperate people trying to get to Europe. That was the scene off the coast of Bodrum, Turkey when the Greek Coast Guard confronted refugees and migrants. It’s an extreme example of scenes that have been playing out daily on land and sea.

Host Willy Lowry looks at the latest wave of refugees and migrants trying to get into Europe and why Turkey is encouraging them. We talk to Fadi Hakura, an analyst at Chatham House, Kareem Shaheen, a journalist based in Canada, and Rami Jarrah, a Syrian-British journalist. We also hear from Tony Rigopoulous, who works for the Athens-based newspaper Dokumento, Andreas Mountzourlias and Pål Nesse from the Norwegian Council for Refugees.

Updated: March 13, 2020 10:11 AM

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