Greek revolt cops plod amid clouds of trudge fuel end to Turkey’s Pazarkule border crossing, in Kastanies, Greece March 7, 2020. REUTERS/Florion Goga
KASTANIES, Greece (Reuters) – Teargas and smoke bombs had been fired throughout Turkey’s border with Greece on Saturday in a smooth flare up in tensions over the presence of migrants trying to get salvage entry to to European Union territory.
A Reuters correspondent throughout the drawl acknowledged the projectiles had been coming from Turkish territory and being fired in opposition to Greek police over a extreme border fence end to the Kastanies crossing.
Greek soldiers and revolt police had been manning the borderland, as 1000’s of migrants earn made a roam for the frontier throughout the earlier days. Their Turkish counterparts had been stationed on the fairly plenty of aspect.
Turkey acknowledged on Feb. 28 that it might maybe perchance let migrants inappropriate its borders into Europe, asserting it might maybe additionally not personal the lots of 1000’s and the probability of a smooth inflow due to intensified combating in northwest Syria.
Turkey on Friday accused the European Union of the make the most of of migrants as political devices and permitting world laws to be “trampled”, after EU international locations ministers acknowledged they’d work to discontinue illegal migration into the bloc.
The EU on Friday pleaded with migrants on the Turkish border to discontinue making an attempt to inappropriate into Greece nonetheless dangled the probability of extra abet for Ankara as a standoff entered a 2nd week.
Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas, Writing by Michele Kambas; Modifying by Alison Williams