June 25, 2024

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Evros: A caravan of 135 migrants, including 53 children, crossed the Greek border

A caravan with more than 130 migrants was discovered by Greek border guards on an unnamed island in the Evros River near the village of Nea Visa.

A total of 135 immigrants illegally crossed on foot from Turkey to Evros and were found on Thursday afternoon. Among them are 50 men, 32 women and 53 children, state broadcaster reported. ERT from this area.

Men, women and children were initially transported by the Turkish military first to a Turkish island opposite the Greek village of Nea Vyssa, and from there, using a ford that arose due to low water levels, illegal immigrants crossed to an island belonging to Greece.

According to media reports, Greek border guards first witnessed how the Turkish military literally pushed migrants into Greek territory and forcibly pushed them to the Greek island.

The Greek border guards, who became aware of the incident, shouted at the Turks to stop and return the migrants, but in vain.

According to the latest data, the majority of illegal immigrants were safely taken to Greece. Ambulances were sent to help those in need.

According to illegal immigrants, they are all Syrian origin. Nobody has any documents with them. Due to their large number, the clearance process will take a long time, so on Friday they were transferred to the temporary detention center for refugees (KYT) of the village of Filakio.

Greek authorities in the area are on high alert for fear of a new “hybrid war” initiated by Turkey, as happened in February and March 2020.

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