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Flow of migrants from Turkey to the EU growing again, - media

45% of migrants who came to the EU from Turkey by land are Turks
18:19, 30 September 2018

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The European Commission announces the sharp increase in the flow of refugees that enter the European Union via Turkey, DW reports.

"Since the beginning of 2018, there has been a significant increase in the number of illegal migrants entering the EU through the territory of Turkey. From January to mid-September this year, 38,768 migrants got to Europe, which is 43% more than in the same period in 2017",  the report says.

It is noted that the overwhelming majority of these migrants - 36 423 - moved from Turkey to Greece, of which about a third - 12 147 - made it by land.

A little over 2 thousand refugees were able to reach Bulgaria, Italy and Cyprus.

As noted, 45% of the migrants who entered the EU from Turkey by land are the Turks.

Earlier, Egypt refused to create a reception center for refugees on its territory. Prior to this, Albania, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia announced their refusal.

Earlier United Nations encouraged countries to participate more actively in resettlement programs. This is reported by the UN News Center.

"To date, it is necessary to resettle 277,000 refugees to the third countries who have found temporary shelter mainly in Greece, Italy, Middle East or Africa," the statement said.

The UN noted that only a few countries expressed their willingness to accept refugees, and in general, the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees received proposals for the resettlement in 2018 and 2019 of only 13,000 people.

In total, 37 states are participating in the projects on resettlement of refugees.

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