Greece says nearly 32,000 migrants now on its territory


Athens said Thursday it now had nearly 32,000 migrants on its territory, after Austria and Balkan states began restricting entries, creating a bottleneck in Greece.

"There are currently 6,857 refugees in the Aegean islands," who arrived from Turkey, and "24,985 in mainland Greece", Deputy Defense Minister Dimitris Vitsas said at a news conference. [AFP]