About 200 migrants cross into Greece from Turkey through river along border

About 200 migrants have crossed into Greece from the northeastern land border with Turkey on Tuesday morning, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported.

While noting the number constitutes an unusually large number of arrivals in that area in a single morning, Kathimerini said the migrants were mostly families with children and were found early Tuesday on the side of a road near a local highway after reportedly wading across the Evros River running along the border.

Greek police have transported the migrants to police stations to be registered.

There is no information at the time on the nationalities or how many children were among the group, Kathimerini said.

Greek officials earlier this month announced a spike in the number of migrants and refugees entering Greece from Turkey, citing data released this month by the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR).