- Title: Teargas fired at Greek-Turkish border
- Date: 12th March 2020
- Summary: KASTANIES, EVROS, GREECE (MARCH 12, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF WATER CANNON BEING FIRED AT BORDER FROM GREEK SIDE PETROL BOMB SETTING TREE ON FIRE ON TURKISH SIDE OF THE BORDER POLICE ON GREEK SIDE OF THE BORDER VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS ON GREEK SIDE OF THE BORDER WEARING GAS MASKS AND USING FAN TO DISPERSE INCOMING TEARGAS FROM TURKISH SIDE POLICE ON GREEK SIDE OF THE BORDER, MIGRANTS SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND AMID SMOKE SOLDIERS ON VEHICLE ON GREEK SIDE OF THE BORDER VARIOUS OF GREEK SOLDIERS USING FAN ON VEHICLE TO DISPERSE INCOMING TEARGAS FROM TURKISH SIDE POLICE ON GREEK SIDE OF THE BORDER TRUCK BACKING UP FIRE ON GROUND ON TURKISH SIDE FIRE ENGINE ON GREEK SIDE FIRING WATER AT FENCE, FIRE BURNING ON THE GROUND ON TURKISH SIDE VARIOUS OF GREEK POLICE STANDING ON GREEK SIDE OF THE BORDER
- Keywords: Greece Turkey border crossing influx migrants smoke bombs teargas tension
- Reuters ID: LVA001C4R0J7R
- Location: KASTANIES, GREECE
- City: KASTANIES, GREECE
- Country: Greece
- Duration: 00:01:37
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Story Text: Greek forces fired tear gas and water cannons at the Greek-Turkish border on Thursday (March 12) to deter migrants from trying to cross into the European Union.
Tear gas was also fired from the Turkish side of the border, witnesses said.
Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece since Turkey said on February 28 it would no longer keep them on its territory as part of a 2016 deal with Brussels in return for EU aid for the refugees.
Greece says it has stopped almost 45,000 people from entering its territory over the past two weeks.
Frontex is to deploy a team of 100 officers from various European countries to the border after Greece called for assistance, the European border agency said on Thursday, adding the team will remain in the area for two months.
Cyprus and Austria have also sent forces separately to assist Greece at the border.
A summit is expected to take place in Istanbul on March 17 with the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and possibly Britain to discuss the issue.
(Production: Alexandros Avramidis, Florion Coga and Elena Gyldenkerne)
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