Turkish ships transporting illegal migrants into Greek waters stopped (VIDEO)

Several Turkish ships escorting illegal migrants to the island of Lesbos were prevented from entering Greek territorial waters by the Hellenic Coast Guard, dramatic video footage has revealed.

There were several failed attempts to communicate with the Turkish authorities and the Turkish coast guard ships who were attempting to escort illegal migrants into Greek maritime waters, according to an official statement from the Hellenic Coast Guard.


Despite the Turkish coastguard’s best efforts, the ships were unable to push the illegal migrants inside of Greek waters. At around 12 pm on Saturday, the illegal migrants were collected by their Turkish couriers who returned them back to Turkey.

Following the Turkish government’s most recent failure to smuggle illegal immigrants in Europe, The Daily Shabah – an pro-Erdogan regime newspaper – made a desperate attempt to spin the story, writing that the Turkish Coast Guard “saved a group of 10 refugees off the coat of the Aegean district” after they were “pushed back to sea by the Greek authorities”.

It should be noted that Turkey ranked 157th out of 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index, “due to having the highest number of journalists behind bars and escalating government pressure on opposition media,” Ahval News reports. Furthermore, 90 percent of Turkish media is controlled by the government.

This weekend’s news comes day after the Greek government accused the Turkish regime of sending thousands of migrants back to its border with Europe, citing satellite images and intelligence reports.

Earlier this month, Turkey’s interior minister Süleyman Soylu said: “When the coronavirus pandemic is over, we are not going to deter any immigrants who want to return to the Greek-Turkish border in Pazar.”

After a careful examination of the events that unfolded at the Greek-Turkish border last month, the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) accused Turkish state actors of posing as migrants and inciting riots to help mobs of migrants break through the border fence, Voice of Europe reported.

Source:
Voice Of Europe
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