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Friday, September 18, 2015

Several thousand migrants in Turkey resume march towards Greek border

By Osman Orsal EDIRNE (Reuters) - A growing crowd of several thousand migrants resumed their bid to march on Turkey's Greek border on Friday, but security forces later halted their advance from a makeshift roadside camp where they had sheltered for three days. Several hundred migrants had been in a stand-off with police, some in riot gear, since Tuesday, as they attempted to walk from Istanbul to the Pazarkule border crossing near the city of Edirne. By Friday numbers had swollen to several thousand, a Reuters witness said, and security forces allowed them to march closer to the frontier before again halting their progress some 14 km by road from the border, but much closer cross-country.