THESSALONIKI, Greece — Clashes broke out overnight on Greece’s border with Turkey early Wednesday, after 500 migrants attempted to collapse a border fence and enter Greece.
Greek police acknowledged they weak walk gas to repel the push to collapse the fence south of the Kastanies border crossing. They acknowledged Turkish authorities moreover fired walk gas on the Greek border. The clashes began at 2 a.m. and lasted for roughly two hours.
An estimated 2,000 migrants are aloof camped out on the Greek-Turkish border, weeks after Turkey declared its borders to Europe open and encouraged migrants andrefugeesliving in the country to strive crossing into European Union member Greece.
Tens of hundreds of of us headed to the border no topic Greece’s insistence that its jap border, which is moreover the EU’s external border, became as soon as shut. The switch came after months of threats by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he would open his borders and enable hundreds and hundreds ofrefugeesinto Europe except the EU supplied extra toughen for refugee care in Turkey.
The EU says it is some distance adhering to a 2016 take care of Turkey below which it offers billions of euros in funds in return for Turkey caring for further than 3.5 million refugees from neighboring Syria.