Turkish authorities are being accused of helping hundreds of migrants and refugees cross the border into Greece in a seemingly coordinated effort to pressure the EU to help Ankara in Syria, videos posted by Turkish news agencies show.
Migrants arrive with a dinghy at the village of Skala Sikaminias, on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP)
Migrants struggle to board a bus to go to the Greek border, in Istanbul on Feb. 28, 2020. (AP)
Another video shows refugees bussed from Istanbul to the border area with Greece.— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) February 28, 2020
An eyewitness told me he saw 9 buses leaving.
At one point, it got super crowded and men quarrelled to get a place on the bus. @akhbar pic.twitter.com/r25IaShyiG
Greece does not bear any responsibility for the tragic events in Syria and will not suffer the consequences of decisions taken by others. I have informed the European Union of the situation.— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) February 28, 2020