While the distance between Greece and Turkey may not be as large as the Mediterranean Sea, it can still be dangerous.
Academics lay down their gowns during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree, at the Cebeci campus of Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey. February 10 2017 | Photo: Imago / Depo Photos
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: ANSA/AP PHOTO/BURHAN OZBILICI
Refugees walk along the side of the road in Turkey | Photo: Imago/Depo Photos/O.Sagsoz
In southeastern Turkey, Syrian refugees have spent years in camps while the fighting in Syria continues
The Turkish coast guard with migrants rescued from the Aegean Sea | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/DHA
More and more Turks are leaving Turkey amid increasing persecution of dissenting voices | PHOTO: picture-alliance/dpa/L. M. Ulander
Cyprus and Greece continue to be popular routes for asylum seekers attempting to enter Europe. | Source: Picture Alliance, AP Photo, P. Karadjias
A civil war could break out in Afghanistan if the US withdraws its troops, which could lead to a new refugee crisis | Photo: DW/S.Tanha

Syrian refugee children pose as their mothers check free clothes baskets on the street of the historical neighborhood of Balat, Istanbul, Turkey | Photo: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN
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Lado Gvilava, head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Turkey. CREDIT: IOM