Refugees brave freezing water and wolves in remote path to Europe

Human traffickers are using a new route from Turkey to Greece that seems more stable than the Mediterranean, but places refugees at a high risk of overexposure to harsh winter conditions in a remote wilderness.

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    There is mounting evidence a new route is being used by tens of thousands of refugees attempting to get into Europe from Turkey.

    Turkish security forces say last year they detained 50,000 people on the land border between Turkey and northern Greece.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports exclusively from western Turkey.


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