The new migrant route takes a more southern approach to reach the EU.
Syrian refugees crossing the Evros River from Greece to Turkey
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According to the EU Commission, €3 billion has already flowed into Turkey to cover the costs of educating half a million Syrian children
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The project will start with pre-departure orientation courses for the refugees currently based in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
A group of migrants from Syria near the Evros Greek-Turkish border. Photo: ANSA/EPA
Stuck in Germany without close relatives the refugees were said to be using traffickers to reach their families in Turkey
Refugees in Turkey
Many of the people crossing the border hail from Afghanistan.
Migrants coming out of the police station in the border town of Ferres, Evros prefecture, after being questioned by Greek police. Credit: EPA/NIKOS ARVANITIDIS
A refugee's torn glove hangs from the fence that divides Greece and Turkey next to a sign that reads: 'Beware: Greek-Turkish borderline'