December 3, 2022


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92 refugees found naked at Turkish border

Ninety-two refugees were found naked after being forced to cross the Evros River, which separates Turkey from Greece, according to Athens.An inhuman film“, according to the Greek civil defense minister on Sunday. European border monitoring agency Frontex confirmed to AFP.92 migrants were rescued on Fridaywith the help of Greek authorities, said a spokeswoman, Paulina Pakula.

Agents reported that the migrants were seen naked and some of them had visible injuries (Frontex).“, he added from the organization’s headquarters in Warsaw, while Athens confirms that it forced these people to undress before deporting them to the Greek side of the border.

Greek Civil Defense Minister Takis Theodorikakos accused Turkey of “Instrumentalizing illegal immigrationBut Ankara has denied any involvement in the poor and degrading treatment meted out to these refugees. Greece must stopManipulation and dishonestyTurkish Deputy Interior Minister Ismail Gadagli tweeted in English.

Shame on civilization»

Most of these people, Syrians and Afghans, “He described to Frontex agents that three Turkish military vehicles had transferred them to EvrosTakis Theodorikakos made the promise in an interview with the private TV channel Sky. Greek Migration Minister Notis Midarachi called the incident on Saturday “Shame on civilization“.

Athens continues to be singled out by NGOs and various press inquiries for illegal and violent attacks on its sea and land borders with Turkey. But it has always denied this practice as contrary to international law. On the stage of the United Nations in late September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Greece of changing the Aegean Sea.Cemetery“with”Its repressive policies“.

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Responding to Sunday’s incident, NGO Mere Liberum said, “In the Evros region, crimes against human rights are being systematically committed by Turkey and Greece on a daily basis.“. “When these crimes are discussed publicly by members of the government, it only serves to fuel the conflict between Greece and Turkey.The NGO continues.

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