by Athina Krikeli
Turkey announced last week that it would no longer prevent refugees from reaching the European Union, despite a 6 billion euro ($6.7 billion) deal in 2016 when Ankara agreed that any migrants hoping to cross into Greece would be sent back.
Turkey's decision came a day after the airstrikes by Syrian government forces that killed more than 33 Turkish soldiers at the province of Idlib. President Tayyip Erdogan in order to ease the discomfort within his country, he decided to disorient this tension by creating a new crisis at the border with Greece.
Ηε open the Pandora's box by sending a message to the European countries “You are failing to support Turkey in this conflict” he said and thats why I decided to open our borders to Greece – which technically allows any kind of migration to attempt to enter the EU.
Back in 2015 until 2016 more than a million refugees and migrants arrived in Greece and create a suffocating situation for both Greeks and immigrants and refugees. Greece had neither the structures nor the economic and social support from Europe. In addition, the decision of European states not to open their borders to the refugees and immigrants who had flocked into Greek territory, transformed the country into a large hot spot, creating tension for both the native and the 'passing' population.
Greece now decided that opening the borders for more people – around one hundred thousand to start with - will make the situation even more difficult and lead to conflicts and tensions within the country.
So, no pasarás
“Once more, do not attempt to enter Greece illegally — you will be turned back,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece said on Sunday.
It may sound like an honest act by the Turks but it is as greek corresponded Michael Ignatiou said , a war started by Turkey with no bullets
Here are some facts to strengthen that;
-Iraq, Iran, Morocco, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Egypt: 5.4%
Social media users around the world are showing their solidarity to Greece in the border crisis with Turkey using the hashtag phrases #IstandwithGreece and #Greece_under_attack.
sources Greek Reporter, BBC, ABC,
Ellopia Press Magazine