Migrant Standoff Ramps Up As Greece Locks Down Against COVID-19

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Migrant Standoff Ramps Up As Greece Locks Down Against COVID-19

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The migrant standoff at the Greek-Turkish border has been steadily escalating, once again, from March 19th onwards.

The Turkish forces, once again, began using tear gas against the Greek border guard. Clashes between migrants and Greek border guards also took place.

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said he had ordered he governor in border province of Edirne to retaliate ten times more to the Greek troops.

He branded the Turkish response as unprecedented, and claimed over 148,000 already crossed into Greece and more will continue to do so.

Even earlier, migrants were showing carrying makeshift ladders, attempting to cross over into Greece.

Meanwhile, Turkey accused the Greek border guards of using “green laser” against the migrants.

“In response, Greek authorities come up with new methods every day to discourage migrants. While Greek border police continue to use tear gas, plastic bullets and sometimes real bullets, they also used air fans to increase the impact of the tear gas. The last method has been the use of green lasers, which run the risk of causing permanent damage to the retina.”

Turkish media propagates the narrative that Greek border guards are using tear gas themselves, and attempting to spread it with the massive fans. When there’s numerous footage showing how Turkish forces launch the tear gas canisters, and the Greek side attempting to clear the air from it with the fans.

Edirne Health Director Ali Cengiz Kalkan said Greece has been practicing inhuman treatment on migrants waiting near its borders.

Kalkan said the green laser used by Greek security forces in recent days is dangerous for someone’s eyes in case of direct contact.

Stating that it can even cause blindness, Kalkan added: “On the one side, there is Turkey which helps children, women and refugees; on the other side, there is Greece which brutalizes migrants.”

On March 23rd, Turkish F-16 fighter jets violated Greek airspace over the islets of Anthropofagi and Makronisi, which are part of the Fournoi and Oinousses group, without first submitting a flight plan.

The first pair of F-16s entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) without first submitting a flight plan and flew over the Greek islets at 10.31 a.m. at an altitude of 27,000 feet, according to the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA).

One minute later, a second pair of Turkish jets, which also entered the Athens FIR without submitting a flight plan, flew over the same two islets at 9,000 feet. At 10.54 a.m., the first pair of jets flew over Oinousses at 5,000 feet.

The jets were intercepted by the Greek air force.

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  • mhtsaropinigitakis

    Arent those turks ashamed of them selves? biggest clowns ever in history.. if i was them i would have suicided by now

  • Fratercula

    The virus will kill some but at least it will eventually go away so is preferable to these violent hoards of free loaders from the dark ages.

  • JohnnyForeigner

    Hostile nation literally attacking a member of the EU, and what is the EU doing about it? Crickets.

  • Bobby Twoshoes

    It looks like Erdogan wants war with everyone all at once, this is not how you rebuild an empire, this is how you get your nation partitioned.

  • iosongasingsing

    in Germany alone 3,500,000 Turks live, it would be enough to send them all back home, since Erdosultan insists on sending us his refugees from Asia.

    • Sad but over 1.500.000 of them have a German citizenship, or the so-called Doppelpass( Dual-citizenship). But first you should get rid of the 20000 members of the Grey Wolves( funfact: The turkish ultra-nationalistic or fascistic Ülcücüler are the biggest rightwing-extremist group in Germany by far) and the 15000 kurds in the PKK in Germany. They were allways making much, too much noise in the country.

      • SnowCatzor

        Just declare them a terrorist organization and give them an ultimatum to return to Turkey. If they refuse then send special forces after them.

        Both the German left and right would support getting rid of the Grey Wolf Turko-Fascists.

    • Hyper19

      Lol you dumbass, more than half of these so called Turks in Germany are kurds with Turkish passports.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Greeks should spray them with liquid slurry… Should shift them back scurrying.

    • Louis

      Pig slurry please. And let a female officer press the button!

  • cechas vodobenikov

    will turk recklessness produce a virus contagion there?

  • SnowCatzor

    Fucking filthy Turkish regime can’t stop lying, last month it was 3000+ SAA casualties, now it’s 148,000 migrants infiltrating Europe. Clearly they have free reign to spew whatever bullshit they want to their people, since the Turkish media never seems to question such laughable claims.

    It’s all about saving face with these fuckwits, they lose everywhere but have to keep up the appearance of strength and infallibility.

  • Constellation 2023

    Selfish, filthy Europeans need to learn a lesson in humanity, and abide by the UN Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. Dirty swine are being punished by God with the COIVD-19 but don’t get it! Instead of being human and helping out other humans, you are looking down on those poor people! God’s wrath will be upon you.

  • Tom Tom

    Hopefully Turkey will launch a third front in which it will also get it’s arse kicked.