Situation on the Greek-Turkish border is escalating

Thousands of refugees and migrants have been trying to get into Greece over the past several weeks, after Turkey declared that its borders with Europe are now open.

EU member state Greece, which has long complained of a lack of support from the EU to deal with the arrival of migrants, heavily guards its borders. Special forces from several European countries reached the Greek-Turkish border on Wednesday, 11 March to back up Greek authorities.

Greek police dump water on illegal Turkish migrants.