EDIRNE, Turkey 

Asylum seekers were waiting for the 18th day along the Turkey-Greece border on Monday in northwestern Turkey.

Though some asylum seekers have sought to cross into Greece over the Meric River spanning the border, others have been waiting in and around the buffer zone between the Kastanies and Pazarkule gates on the edge of Turkey’s Edirne province, hoping Athens will allow their passage.

More than 10,000 asylum seekers spend their nights in tents struggling under harsh conditions as the weather gets colder.

They are now focused on the outcome of an upcoming summit on Tuesday between Turkish President

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