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Migrant Tents Burned At Greek-Turkish Border In Apparent Withdrawal

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Source: South Front

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On March 27th, Greek authorities believe Turkish authorities are starting to evacuate the migrants sent to the border in the northeastern Evros region to try to cross into Europe, Greek outlet Ekathimerini reported.

Migrants appear to be evacuating Evros region https://t.co/f5AECC45ZP pic.twitter.com/WCf80XbL03

— Kathimerini English Edition (@ekathimerini) March 27, 2020

There was also a video, purportedly showing Turkish forces burning migrant tents at the Greek-Turkish border.

https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1-22.mp4

According to Greek media, however, shortly after midnight on March 26th, migrants who were camping out on the Turkish side of the fence collected their tents and other objects and set them on fire inside the forest of Kastanies.

Greek authorities also observed numerous migrants boarding into busses, possibly to return to Istanbul.

Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and the head of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff Konstantinos Floros will be in Evros later on March 27th.

Prior to this apparent withdrawal, there was a several-day-long escalation, with migrants clashing with Greek border guards, while Turkish forces launched tear gas.

Yesterday, our #NATO “ally” #Turkey and their police forces in action. #Evros #Kastanies #Greece #EuropeanUnion pic.twitter.com/3fRnefvmhf

— Nic (@NicAthens) March 23,

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