No closure but urban transformation in Lavrion

Tue, 11 Apr 2023 10:32 GMT
Although no official announcement has been made yet, Greek media reported that Lavrion Camp will be evacuated on the grounds that it is "in danger of collapse in the event of an earthquake".
No closure but urban transformation in Lavrion

Lavrion Camp, which was allocated by Greece to the PKK, is being closed down on the grounds that it is not earthquake resistant. Fugitive terrorists here will be placed in other migrant camps for the time being. There is no question of their trial or extradition to Türkiye. Greece will continue to host thousands of terrorists.

Although no official announcement has been made yet, Greek media reported that Lavrion Camp will be evacuated on the grounds that it is "in danger of collapse in the event of an earthquake".

According to the newspaper Kathimerini, the municipality of Lavreotiki has reported to various governments over the decades that the camp is not resistant to a moderate earthquake. The Ministry of Immigration and Asylum accepted the municipality's latest request in December last year.

The newspaper wrote that 100 of the 150 people in the camp were transferred to various refugee camps in the Attica region, including Athens, and that the remaining 50 would be transferred shortly.


The camp, part of which was built in 1940 and where PKK members started to stay from 1985, has been completely under the control of terrorists in recent years. In the camp, 60 kilometres away from the capital Athens, terrorists were given ideological training as well as sabotage and bomb attack training. In the camp, which was described as the "Kandil of Greece", members of various terrorist organisations such as DHKP-C were also taking place alongside PKK members. In the camp consisting of 80 flats, after 6 months of training, the terrorists were given Greek passports and sent to Türkiye and Iraq.

The Greek StarNEWS television broadcasted from inside the camp last year and it was seen that the symbols of the terrorist organisation PKK and the images of the terrorist leader Öcalan were everywhere.

The Lavrion camp, whose signboard states that it is under the auspices of the United Nations, is funded by various organisations in European Union (EU) member states.

Kathimerini newspaper claimed that the Athens administration had not funded the camp for six years and had not intervened in its management.


Greece's move does not represent a paradigm shift against terrorism in Greece, as the Turkish press claims. There are still thousands of terrorists in Greece, mostly FETÖ members. Last year, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official, evaluating Turkish-Greek relations, stated that there were between 8,000 and 10,000 FETÖ members in Greece.

The foreign official shared the following information:

"Athens is a toxic safe harbour. There is everything you are looking for. There are DHKP-C, PKK, FETÖ members there. All of them have a certain place. It is said, 'These are enemies of Turks, so it is a good thing. Let me open such a space for them, let them come, feed them, and one day I can use them to hurt Turks.' In the 21st century, a European Union country is feeding terrorists outright. This has nothing to do with 'freedom fighter'. The PKK is a group that both the EU and the US recognise as terrorists."


In September last year, Hüsamettin Tanrıkulu, codenamed 'Delil', who was sent to Türkiye to carry out sensational bombings in metropolises after receiving sabotage training in Lavrion Camp, was captured in Istanbul. Announcing the development, Süleyman Soylu, Minister of Interior of Türkiye, said in a post on his social media account, "Dear Kılıçdaroğlu; Another sad news: Hüsamettin Tanrıkulu, who was sent to Türkiye from HDPkk's Lavrion Camp to carry out attacks in metropolises, was captured by Istanbul and Diyarbakır Police. Not only HDPkk, which you defend, but also Greece needs attention."

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