Turkey is systematically encouraging and assisting tens of thousands of refugees and migrants to illegally enter Greece, the gateway into Europe. As can be seen in the video, the Turkish authorities are taking an active role in bringing the migrants to the border and pushing them to enter Europe, via Greece.
Turkish leader Erdogan has demanded that Europe shoulder more of the burden of caring for refugees. However, the EU insists that it is already assisting Turkey with the billions in refugee aid that was agreed to back in a 2016 deal made between the EU and Turkey.
In reaction to the Turkish manufactured migrant crisis on the Greek border, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz accused Turkey of carrying out an “organized attack on Greece.”
“A week ago we didn’t have a humanitarian crisis in Greece, no crisis on the Turkish-Greek border and also none in Turkey,” he told Germany’s Funke media group. “This is a planned and targeted attack, directed and organized by the state. Europe must not give in to this pressure.”
Since Greece has been stopping the migrants at the land border, Turkey began directing the migrants to go via sea to enter the Greek islands. The The Greek coast guard is now on alerat as well at sea. They reported that 59 migrants succeeded in entering the countrie’s islands on Friday.