Greece says EU-Turkey migrant deal still working

Greece says EU-Turkey migrant deal still working

A government official in Greece says there is no sign a deal between the European Union and Turkey to stop migrants coming to Europe has faltered since the attempted military coup in the country.

Giorgos Kyritsis, a spokesman for a government crisis committee, told the AP Wednesday that daily arrivals by migrants and refugees at Greek islands facing Turkey's coast have remained low since the deadly coup attempt on July 15.

But he said Athens had renewed requests to the EU to end delays in an emergency funding and the implementation of a relocation program for migrants stranded in Greece.

Tension has risen between Turkey and the EU over alleged large-scale human rights abuses and other issues following the coup attempt, prompting concern that the migrant deal could collapse.


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