Ninety-two migrants have been discovered pretty much naked and bruised right after allegedly becoming pressured throughout the Evros river from Turkey into Greece, Athens stated Sunday.
EU border agency Frontex confirmed to AFP the arrival of the group in circumstances that the Greek ministry for civil protection mentioned sent out an “inhuman impression”.
“The Frontex officers noted that the migrants had been discovered just about naked and some of them with noticeable accidents,” claimed Paulina Bakula, spokeswoman for the organisation.
Bakula, talking from Frontex’s Warsaw HQ, explained Frontex officers labored with Greek authorities to give the migrants — mostly Afghans and Syrians — with quick assistance.
She included the organisation experienced educated the agency’s essential legal rights officer of a opportunity legal rights violation.
Greek minister for civil security, Takis Theodorikakos, accused Turkey of “instrumentalising unlawful immigration” in the latest of a series of recriminations on migration concerning the neighbours.
Theodorikakos explained to Skai television numerous of the migrants experienced told Frontex that “3 Turkish army automobiles experienced transferred them” to the river, which acts as a all-natural border.
Ankara denied any accountability, and Inside Minister Ismail Catakli identified as on Greece to end what, in a tweet, he termed its “manipulations and dishonesty”.
Greek minister for migration and asylum, Notis Mitarachi, experienced Saturday described the incident as a “disgrace on civilisation”.
Athens routinely denies accusations from NGOs and media as acquiring, on lots of events, sought illegally to push migrants again to Turkey, from time to time employing pressure.
Previous month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used a UN tackle to accuse Greece of transforming the Aegean Sea into a “cemetery” with “oppressive procedures” on immigration.