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Turkey Is Busing Migrants to Greek Border, Rejects EU’s €1 Billion Offer to Knock It Off

It's military-political backing against Russia in Syria on al-Qaeda's behalf that Erdogan wants, not more monetary bribes

The Greek border right now. Turks were telling migrants the way into EU is clear when it was really not. Merkel and the EU saying what Erdogan is doing is unacceptable and that they’ll never give in, but of course they’re already starting to

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that Greece had increased “the level of deterrence at our borders to the maximum,” the BBC reported. Mitsotakis announced the suspension of asylum applications on Twitter on Sunday, adding that Greece had invoked an emergency clause of an EU treaty “to ensure full European support”.

“The borders of Greece are the external borders of Europe. We will protect them,” he said. He warned illegal migrants not to attempt crossing the border: “Once more, do not attempt to enter Greece illegally – you will be turned back,” he said after the almost 10 000 illegal entries were prevented in the region of Evros along the 212 kilometers of land border with Turkey.

After repeatedly threatening to flood the EU with migrants, Turkish President Erdogan has finally kept his word. In the morning of Saturday February 29, the country opened its border with Greece.

Turkey’s decision comes in the wake of the death of 33 Turkish soldiers killed in air strikes in Idlib province in northern Syria. Erdogan confirmed that migrants will be heading to neighbouring EU member states Greece and Bulgaria. EU border agency Frontex has been put on “high alert”.

Greek deputy defence minister Alkiviadis Stefanis accused Turkey of encouraging illegals to attempt the crossing. “Not only are they not stopping them, but they are helping them,” he told Greece’s Skai TV. Several reporters reported on site that migrants were being taken to the border on Turkish buses. Also, Turkish border guards did nothing to stop attempts at crossing. According to media reports, many of them are Syrian, Afghan and Iraqi citizens.

Turkey was given aid funding by the EU to host some 3,7 million displaced Syrians, as well as migrants from other countries such as Afghanistan, but now claims the EU broke the mutual agreement.

Meanwhile, at least 500 illegals on seven boats have reached the overcrowded Greek islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios. The Greek government expects even greater pressure on the islands after a spell of good weather on Sunday.

Clashes between illegals and Greek police erupted on Saturday while the influx of migrants on the Greek-Turkish border intensified on Sunday. According to Turkish information, over 75 000 people have crossed the Turkish frontier, waiting in the border area for an opportunity to get to Europe.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drien urged the Russians to stop attacking Turkish troops, after holding talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu.

Cavusoglu has alleged that the Greek government has committed serious transgressions: “They shamelessly drop tear gas bombs on thousands of innocents who crowd at their gates,” he said on Twitter. “We have no obligation to prevent people from leaving our country, but Greece has a duty to treat them like human beings.”

The chairman of the German AfD parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Alexander Gauland, has asked the federal government to take responsibility for protecting its own borders. “The consequence of the crashing failure of the Turkey deal is that the EU and its member states have to protect their borders themselves.” Germany must also be prepared to close the borders and reject illegal migrants. The 2016 agreement with Turkey was “a fatal political mistake” Gauland said.

The new wave of migration has enraged the residents of the Greek island Lesbos. Residents burned down a former UN accommodation center on March 1.

Concerned about the risk of overpopulation, residents of the Greek island of Lesbos set fire to an unoccupied reception center for migrants near the beach of Skala Sykamineas, Franceinfo reported.

The center, formerly managed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, was closed at the end of January. It previously welcomed migrants before they were taken to a shelter on the island. As Franceinfo highlighted, some 150 residents had gathered around the center after the arrival of new migrants on Skala Sykamineas beach and set it on fire.

In total, according to the UN, at least 13 000 migrants have gathered at the border in the hope of crossing to Europe.

Source: Free West Media


Middle East Eye:

Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, told Turkey it was “unacceptable” to pressure the EU “on the backs of refugees,” as thousands of asylum seekers, many fleeing war in Syria, were encouraged by Turkey to try to enter the bloc via neighboring Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary on Monday.

Merkel’s comments come after Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announced late last week the country would stop enforcing a 2016 agreement that had prevented its 3.7 million Syrian migrants from reaching the European Union in return for aid.

While acknowledging the “additional burden” on Turkey in the escalating migrant crisis, Merkel added: “I find it completely unacceptable that … Erdogan and his government did not bring their dissatisfaction to us at the EU, but instead duked it out on the backs of refugees.”

Meanwhile, EU migration commissioner Margaritis Schinas said that “no one can blackmail or intimidate the EU,” at a separate Berlin event, proclaiming the need for unity within the bloc.

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cechas vodobenikov
cechas vodobenikov
8 months ago

NATO may have included t turkey …a USA tool of imperialism, but the EU has rejected turkey’s bid for membership

David Chu
David Chu
8 months ago

That last foto above just about says it all!

Robert Mcconnell
Robert Mcconnell
8 months ago

Double standards. The western ziowankers whacked Gaddafi, Hussain, Milosovic, would like to whack Assad but can’t bring themselves to whack Erdogan. Why? He’s the useful idiot.

David Chu
David Chu
8 months ago

The emphasis should be on the useful idiot part!

Zaphod Braden
Zaphod Braden
8 months ago

Military aged males are not “refugees”, they are INVADERS.
The REAL reason America killed Soleimani, he played a massive role in halting the spread of ISIS.
Of course the USrael is mad at Iran for fighting ISIS …. ISIS-rael is OUR dog.
ISIS never runs out of ammunition or explosives. ………….. WHY?!
ISIS never, ever, attacks ISISrael ………………………………… WHY?!
ISIS is completely surrounded by supposed enemies.
Everyone of the countries surrounding ISIS is SUPPOSEDLY an ally of the USA.
Time for the USA to take a good hard look at it’s “allies”.
Our “intelligence” agencies should have identified and destroyed those who are supplying ISIS but have not …… WHY?!
“our” Generals have not destroyed those who are supplying ISIS ………… WHY?!
You know DAMN WELL WHO supplies their weapons, that kill American Troops.
The FIRST thing a general that WANTS TO WIN a war does ….. is cut off enemy supplies. Time to clean out the Traitors.
The chaos in Syria was winding down. The TRAITORS in the Pentagon had spent 24 months at $10MILLION a DAY bombing sand. ISIS continued to hold miles long parades of OUR equipment complete with flags on clear, dry, sunny days, and the TRAITORS in the Pentagon “could not seem to HIT them with any of those thousands of bombs”. ..
Then the Russians came in and blew the ISIS asses off. Did you notice the parades ENDED. We had no problem with thousands of stealth tankers daily moving oil from isis-controlled areas to turkey(Erdogan’s SON), and on to the entity. Too bad Putin blew ’em up, blew ’em up real good! “Russia didn’t want Syria turned into a #FailedState like Libya & entered the war on Sept 30th 2015. They started bombing 100’s of ISIS oil tanker trucks and oil fields with just 35 planes. ISIS revenues were cut by 50% & things turned around.
ISIS has ZERO antiaircraft abilities. the TRAITORS in the Pentagon could have dropped bombs from HOT AIR BALLOONS or BIPLANES ……. We KNOW who the Pentagon is working for and it is NOT America.
That would be a “tragedy” for Israel and Turkey who are plotting to seize Syrian land for “greater” Israel and the “caliphate” of Turkey all the while genocidally flooding White, CHRISTIAN Europe with muslum invaders …………. they had to get that war going again …..
Israel and Turkey Coordinating Attacks? Syrian Army Engaged on Two Fronts as Ankara and Tel Aviv Organise Strikes From North and South: https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/israel-and-turkey-coordinating-attacks-syria-s-war-on-two-fronts-as-ankara-and-tel-aviv-organise-strikes-from-north-and-south

Zaphod Braden
Zaphod Braden
8 months ago

So NATO destroys North African and Middle Eastern countries and the migration that results is destroying European countries. Doesn’t it make more sense to NOT obey Israel’s demands to destroy all of Israel’s neighbors and stop the migration that is destroying Europe? Why is NATO doing this? Why do European “leaders” agree with this policy? Because Israel controls the USA.
A better question might be, “Why are we putting up with “leaders” who BETRAY their People?”

Is NATO going to drive the raping, pillaging, murdering, islamic INVADERS back to PALESTINE/SEMITE-land, where they belong?
We killed countless “communists” because
“The Commies were going to take our JOBS, Our HOMES, and Our WAY of LIFE.”
Well our treasonous politicians are GIVING them away.
Why are we wasting TRILLION$ on weapons to fight Russia and China? Our borders are wide open to pillaging, raping, murdering invaders and the PEDOpriests & politicians “welcome” them.
All the Russians & Chinese have to do is drop their weapons and WALK into America and Europe, demand refuge and WELFARE and make themselves at home. Our PANSY ASSED MISSleaders will give them your Social Security and Country.
Remember that Chinese general who threatened to ship 100million peasants here? The PEDOpriests/politicians would love that.
NATO wants to take on RUSSIA?! (and maybe China)
NATO cannot defend it’s own people at HOME.
NATO cannot beat ISIS-AlQueda-Taliban-AlNusra
NATO families will be raped & murdered as NATO Troops fight far from home.
NATO installations will be sabotaged by Refujihadi Invaders.
NATO Troops should turn their weapons on their ENEMIES that are betraying them.

h5mind
h5mind
8 months ago

Maybe they can arrest Erdogan for littering?

CHUCKMAN
8 months ago

Excellent cartoon.

Sallie Ann
Sallie Ann
8 months ago

Turkey wants to be in the EU and will flood more trash into the EU!!! $1 billion is not enough to deter Turkey…..

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