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29 Feb 2020 | 05:45 AM UTC

Greece: Clashes reported near the Turkish border February 29

Police forces clash with migrants near the Turkish border on February 29; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours and days



Police forces clashed with migrants near the Turkish border on the morning (local time), on Saturday, February 29. Migrants reportedly attempted to reach the European Union as Turkey announced on Friday, that they will no longer stop migrants from crossing the border. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd near Kastanies (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region).

A heightened security presence is to be expected over the coming hours and days.


Individuals near the Greece-Turkey border are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the affected areas, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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