President Erdogan says 'MILLIONS' of migrants will head to Europe and the continent must share the migrant 'burden' after opening Turkey's borders, as Greeks say they fear 'invasion' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

President Erdogan says 'MILLIONS' of migrants will head to Europe and the continent must share the migrant 'burden' after opening Turkey's borders, as Greeks say they fear 'invasion'

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Europe it will have to accept the 'burden' of 'millions' of incoming migrants as Greece today tried to fend off an 'invasion' of people after Turkey threw open its borders.

More than 13,000 migrants have gathered on the Turkish side of the river which runs 125 miles along the frontier and separates them from Greece, and therefore the EU.

Greek police were today firing tear gas at the crowds, as migrants tried to swim across the river or squeeze through fences at one of the few land crossings, although only dozens have succeeded so far.

The UN refugee agency says around 1,200 people have arrived on Greek islands in the last two days. One child died when a dinghy boat capsized during a sea crossing, the Greek coast guard said today.

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