Greece did not let in over four thousand Syrian refugees to enter its territory from Turkey, Interfax reported referring to the European media.
Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Greece had suffered an illegal, organized mass attack, that the country managed to withstand. The clashes occur on the border between the Greek police and refugees on Saturday.
Earlier, Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has opened borders with the EU for Syrian refugees, as it is not able to cope alone with the new wave of migrants. Ankara said it would stop obstructing Syrian refugees from entering Europe after the escalation of hostilities in Syria, but such a decision cancels the Turkish and EU 2016 deal on the admission of illegal migrants.