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Greece and Turkey: New Migration Dynamics in South East Europe?
Greece and Turkey: New Migration Dynamics in South East Europe?
Introduction

War, poverty and oppression have been the key – but not the only – drivers of migration towards South East Europe through what has been called the ‘Eastern Mediterranean corridor’ linking Asian countries such as Afghanistan and countries in the Middle East and Horn of Africa to Turkey and Greece. For example, in the space of ten days at the end of May 2015, around 1,500 people arrived on the Greek island of Kos, a popular holiday destination. These 1,500 people formed part of the total of around 39,000 people who arrived in Greece by sea between January and May 2015 (compared to 45,000 who ...

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