‘We are not animals’: Refugees caught between Turkey and Greece have nowhere to turn

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/greece-turkey-syria-refugees-1.5488845

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Refugees tell of Greek border guards taking their belongings and sending them back into Turkey “I swear to God I’m really tired,” 18-year old Syrian Ibrahim Gazel said, standing in a field of dashed dreams. He was crowded with others who’d flocked to Turkey’s northern border with Greece after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would open the frontier. Gazel said Turkish police had even directed him where to cross. But he was stopped by Greek border police, then beaten and sent back to Turkey, he said. “They took our bags and they forced us to take off our shoes and they hit us with batons.”