The Turkish government is directing refugees and immigrants to Greece. The other members of the EU refusing to take any of them, Greece is slowly destroyed as it is clearly unable to handle such disproportionate population waves. Much more in the situation it is found as a result and under the terms of the bail – out imposed on it. Given the circumstances, the security of the refugees and immigrants will most probably may also under serious risk.
As for the European Union it proves again that it is simply a mechanism working for the interests of huge international banks and of its biggest members, like Germany. After organizing the destruction of Greece by economic and political means, it remains now absolutely indifferent and passive to the very real prospect of creating a very chaotic situation in the country.
The situation is very difficult especially in the Aegean islands, where a revolt took place in recent days, against the construction of new sites for refugees and immigrants and for transferring them out of the islands
Erdogan opened gates to refugees and migrants to Greece, EU
February 28, 2020
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played his long-standing blackmail card: he opened the gates to refugees and migrants to Greece and Europe.Turkish television channels have been broadcasting footage showing Syrian refugees and migrants from other countries walking towards Greece and Europe, after the Turkish Gendarmerie opened the Syrian gates in the night from Thursday to Friday.
The videos allegedly show two groups of Syrian refugees on their alleged way to Europe: one group in north-western Turkey, walking to the Evros land border with Greece. Another group is apparently in the Avalik area on the west coast in an effort to reach the island of Lesvos.
Read more at https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2020/02/28/turkey-erdogan-opened-gates-refugees-migrants-walking-videos-greece/
Tension high at Evros border as thousands try to cross into Greece
February 29, 2020
Tension at the Evros land border between Greece and Turkey is high on Saturday morning, as thousands of refugees and migrants are trying to push their way to Greece. Young and old, families with children are either in the buffer zone between the two countries or on the Turkish side.
They have been trying all night and in the morning enter Greece, after they fell victim to wrong information that the borders were to open.
The angry crowd occasionally throws stones and other items at the Greek riot police that fires tear gas.
Read more at https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2020/02/29/evros-border-greece-turkey-migrants/
Turkey: “Refugee influx to Europe will continue to grow”
February 29, 2020
Turkey tries to justify the influx of refugees and migrants to Greece with the situation in Idlib and Syria. “The influx of migrants from Turkey towards Europe will continue if the situation in Idlib, Syria continues to worsen,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. What it did not say is that many of those flocking to the land borders with Greece, speak …Turkish – as footage by Turkish media showed – and are therefore refugees who have been in the country for quite some time.
“The latest developments in Idlib, which caused hundreds of thousands of people to be displaced, have further increased the current migration pressure on our country. These developments are followed by our people and the world, and also affect the refugees and migrants in our country,” the Foreign Ministry said.
Read more at https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2020/02/29/turkey-refugee-influx-europe-continue-grow/
Erdogan Opens the Gates: Syrian Migrants Granted Unhindered Passage to Europe
The Turkish government has announced that for the next 72 hours it will open its border with Syria and allow any and all migrants to go to Europe unhindered.
A senior official has claimed that the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened the borders for Syrian asylum seekers and other migrants and will not prevent anyone from heading to Europe by land or by sea, Reuters reports.
According to the news service, all Turkish border and police officials have been ordered by the government to stand down along with members of the Turkish coastguard.
The move comes after the Turkish government claims to expect a wave of migrants after around one million people were displaced in Idlib.
Read more at https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/27/erdogan-opens-the-gates-syrian-migrants-granted-unhindered-passage-to-europe/
Greece’s Migrant Crisis: “A Powder Keg Ready to Explode”
by Soeren Kern
“People have seen their properties destroyed, their sheep and goats have been slaughtered, their homes broken into. A few years back, when there were 5,000 migrants on the island, things seemed bad enough. Now there’s a sense that the situation has really got out of hand.” — Nikos Trakellis, community leader in Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos.
“I fear for the safety of our people, the residents of Lesbos. For the situation to change, many refugees have to be transferred to the mainland and new arrivals from Turkey must be stopped. If not, we are doomed.” — North Aegean Regional Governor Kostas Moutzouris.
Read more at https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15649/greece-migrant-crisis