AFP: Tired of waiting in Greece, migrants bid to return home

Adan, from Aleppo, has abandoned his dream of building a new life in Europe, like thousands of other Syrians trapped in Greece.

“I want to go back to Syria. There is war in my country, but we’ve been living for seven months in Greece like prisoners.”

He’s just arrived at the station in Didymoteicho, a village near the Greece-Turkey border, with his wife, three children and five other relatives, and is preparing to go through a police checkpoint before trying to get into Turkey, the start of a long journey home.

“We’ve been on the streets for months, with nowhere to live. When we arrived in Greece we went to the Idomeni camp where we stayed for three months,” hoping to cross the Greece-Macedonia border to head for Germany, says Adan.

Source: Agence France-Presse