Will we soon see images like those of 2015 again, when the migration crisis escalated and over a million migrants stormed Europe? New reports suggest that the Turkish leadership is guiding the refugees and migrants in the country.
According to the British “Guardian” Up to 100,000 people, mainly Syrians (but also other nationalities), are supposed to gather in western Turkey in order to push as a large group to Greece and from there via the Balkans to Central Europe, similar to 2015. In view of the fact that there are still more than 3.5 million Syrians in the country, who are repeatedly confronted with xenophobic attacks, the success of the “Caravan of Light”, as the organizers call the convoy, could have a huge pull effect.
The first people have already made their way to the assembly point in Edirne, which is close to the border with Greece. According to the organizers, there were increasing attacks by the Turks, who asked them to return to their homeland. That’s why they decided to storm the Greek border. According to video recordings shown on Greek television, they are being supported by Turkish border guards.
While officially Syrians are behind this new migrant movement a Greek report pointed to a group of eight Turkish smugglers known as the “Krupp Brothers” who have been active for at least seven years. The report states: “The individuals behind the “Caravan of Light” have close ties to the Turkish authorities and are reportedly helping to unblock the flows when it is in line with Ankara’s policy, but they are also stopping them , if the Turkish government wants to show that it is working with Western countries.”
The following video is currently circulating on many social media channels, but is said to be from 2014 or 2015.
While the border region between Greece and Turkey has been fortified since the 2015/2016 migration crisis, as evidenced by the widely successful repelling of a migrant influx in 2020, it is uncertain how long these border fences will be able to withstand the onslaught once the Increase crowds to 100,000 or even more.
What can Europeans expect in the coming weeks and months, especially as activity on the Balkan route has increased significantly in recent times? As Report24 already reported, the Hungarians are already complaining about the massive onslaught – how bad will it be when the Greek border fortifications collapse?