Migration Policies

Border guards unhurt in shooting

Four Greek border guards and two German commandos dispatched to the Greek-Turkish frontier by Frontex, the European Union’s border monitoring agency, emerged unscathed on Friday after four suspected Turkish people smugglers opened fire on them with hunting rifles. The smugglers had been preparing to disembark a group of nearly 100 would-be migrants onto an islet in the River Evros, which forms part of Greece’s land border with Turkey, when they spotted two police patrol vehicles on the Greek side of the border.
(20.05.2011) Kathimerini English Edition