Greek PM in Turkey to discuss migrant crisis

Migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 16, 2015Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held talks Wednesday with the Greek orthodox patriarch as he embarked on his first official visit to Turkey set to be devoted to grappling with the huge flow of refugees entering his country from Turkish territory. Tsipras, who arrived in Turkey late Tuesday, held a 40-minute meeting with the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians. In Ankara, Tsipras will urge Turkish leaders to impose stricter controls on human smuggling into Europe after the Paris attacks threw a security spotlight on the migrant flow.

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