Turkey was pushing migrants into clashes on the Greek border, Germany said

ATHENS, (BM) – The Greek government said the Turkish authorities allegedly set fire to tents in a migrant camp on their side of the border in the Evros area before taking out the migrants gathered there, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Vzglyad.

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A video of the fire in the camp of migrants appeared on the web.

Earlier, Turkey announced that about 5.8 thousand migrants who were on the border with Greece would be exported to nine Turkish provinces due to the coronavirus pandemic, RIA Novosti reported.

At the same time, according to the German publication Der Spiegel, the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has information that the Turkish side was pushing migrants into clashes with Greek border guards.

According to media reports, the Turkish authorities forced migrants to get on buses and brought them to border areas. There is evidence in the BND that Turkish authorities introduced instigators into the crowd of refugees who urged migrants to riot at border barriers, TASS reported.

However, representatives of the Turkish security agencies in negotiations with the German side denied any involvement in the February events. The BND has not yet responded to the request for publication.

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Recall that Turkey against the backdrop of the conflict in Syria opened the borders to Europe for refugees. Migrants from Syria, gathered on the border of Greece and Turkey, use tear gas grenades used by the Turkish army against Greek forces.


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