Groups of migrants spotted in North Macedonia as Turkey opens borders

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EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos (2nd L), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu (2nd R), German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (1st R), and French Ambassador to Turkey Charles Fries attend a joint press conference in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 3, 2019. Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday there is an
EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos (2nd L), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu (2nd R), German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (1st R), and French Ambassador to Turkey Charles Fries attend a joint press conference in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 3, 2019. Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday there is an "urgent need" to stop refugees entering Greece from Turkey in an illegal way. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Groups of migrants walking on a main highway in North Macedonia near its northern border with Serbia have been spotted on Saturday after Turkey decided to open its borders for migrants, local media reported.

The national TV station Alsat-M broadcasted a video showing groups of migrants walking on the highway near its northern border with Serbia.

Both the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense said that they are prepared for a potential new wave of migrants.

“The Government is monitoring the situation and is in constant communication with the NATO and EU partners,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Turkey announced on Thursday that it would no longer stop refugees from going to Europe. Enditem

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