Migrant crisis between Türkiye and Greece

Greece
Mon, 17 Oct 2022 9:58 GMT
Stating that 92 immigrants crossing the Evros River in plastic boats were found naked, the Greek authorities accused Türkiye of forcing the said immigrants to cross into Greece.
Migrant crisis between Türkiye and Greece

Stating that 92 immigrants crossing the Evros River in plastic boats were found naked, the Greek authorities accused Türkiye of forcing the said immigrants to cross into Greece.

Türkiye also called on Greece to put an end to baseless and unfounded allegations.

Notis Mitarakis, Minister of Asylum and Immigration, shared a photo of the naked immigrants on his Twitter account at the weekend and wrote in Greek and English, "Türkiye's behavior towards the 92 immigrants we rescued at the border is shameful for civilization. We expect Ankara to investigate the incident and protect its borders with the EU." said.

The Greek police said that some of the immigrants who entered the country by crossing the Evros River had wounds on their bodies.

Greek police and EU border agency Frontex officials reported that the migrants alleged that they were forced into different vehicles by the Turkish authorities and that they were taken to the border in this way. Migrants claimed that they were forced to undress naked before getting on the boats.

FAHRETTIN ALTUN'S RESPONSE TO GREECE

Turkish Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said: "We invite Greece to stop its inhumane attitude towards refugees as soon as possible, to put an end to groundless accusations against Türkiye and to the seriousness of the state." said.

Altun made statements on his social media account, following the posts of Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis regarding Türkiye on Twitter.

"The Greek Minister of Immigration and Asylum, who confused Türkiye with them, tried to put our country under suspicion with the false content he shared." In his statement, Altun said:

"With these futile and frivolous efforts, Greece has once again shown the whole world that it has no respect even for the dignity of these oppressed people, while publishing the photographs of the refugees whose personal belongings it has seized and deported. The people who robbed, beaten with belts and froze to death in Meriç must be held accountable. We invite Greece to give up its inhumane attitude towards refugees as soon as possible, to put an end to groundless and unfounded accusations against Türkiye, and to the seriousness of the state."

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