Greece sends 250 guards to Turkish border

After the discussion that started over the half-naked photographs of dozens of refugees, it was stated that Greece, which took action to increase security at the Turkish border, would send another 250 guards to the region. As the tension between Turkey and Greece escalates day by day, this step of the Athens administration seems to increase the tension.

The growing crisis between Turkey and Greece, especially regarding the armament of the Aegean islands, is escalating rapidly in terms of refugees. The situation of the large number of refugees sent back to Turkey by Greece in recent months and the death of many of them created great tension on the Ankara-Athens line.


The Greek government accused Turkey last week of sharing a photo of a group of naked refugees. Greek Immigration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said in a statement on his social media account, “Turkey’s attitude to the 92 immigrants we rescued at the border today is an embarrassment to civilization. EU.”

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Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun reacted to Greece and said, “We invite Greece to give up its inhuman attitude towards refugees as soon as possible, to put an end to the baseless and baseless accusations against Turkey, and to remove the seriousness of the state.” While the UN called for an investigation into the incident, this incident revealed the recent tension on the Turkish-Greek border.


Finally, Athens took another step against Turkey in this regard. The government announced that security on the Turkish border will be increased and 250 more border guards will be sent. Citizen Protection Minister Takis Teodorikakos said illegal crossings across the border have increased significantly recently. In a statement to the Mega TC channel this morning, the Greek minister stated that 1500 guards are on duty at the border and that the border teams will be strengthened with new officers who are trained. Stating that he was trying to cross the border, he noted that the works for the extension of the wall on the Turkish border were accelerated. Greece, which is often criticized for its backlash and violence against refugees, denies these accusations and blames Turkey for the situation on the border. Turkey rescued hundreds of refugees pushed back by Greece.

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