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Commenting article: German ex-Minister's Name Involved in Greece-Macedonia Migrant Scandal

The name of a former German labor minister appears on leaflets containing maps of alternative routes to cross into Macedonia from Greece, media from both countries report.

Greece has meanwhile claimed the mass exodus of hundreds of migrants through the border has been the result of coordinated action, German daily Die Welt quotes Giorgos Kyritsis, an official from the country's refugee crisis center as saying.

Instructions reportedly contain "fake information" about which migrant camps in Greece they should only arrive in. They are encouraged not to get on buses to avoid being sent back to Turkey as the government in Athens is planning and as it possibly might happen to those who get on a bus or train.

Written in Arabic, the leaflets contain instructions on crossing into Macedonia from Greece despite the move by Skopje to seal off its border. The sheets of paper include departing hours from the Idomeni center (14:00, possibly local time, EET) where thousands of migrants have arrived since Macedonia enforced restrictions to the reception of migrants.

"It is quite possible that those who stay in Greece are eventually sent to Turkey... Those who manage to travel to a city of Central or Eastern Europe will be able to stay. Germany accepts more refugees."

The text also advises against moving in small groups to avoid being caught by police: "but if you try to move by the thousands across the border, the police will not be able to stop you."

Seedy - 15 Mar 2016 // 16:33:52

\"Show solidarity\"? Great idea - deport him to Homs, so he can put his money where his mouth is......

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