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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -land.html

Dozens of Turkish soldiers invade and occupy small patch of Greek land, install their flag and set up camp along disputed border
Around 35 soldiers marched on to a floodplain site on the bank of the River Evros
At the camp there is a Turkish flag flying from a tree, as troops refuse to leave
It comes after thousands of Syrian refugees failed to break through into Greece
By AMELIA WYNNE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 12:51 BST, 22 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:33 BST, 22 May 2020
Turkish troops have invaded and occupied a small patch of Greek land Greece on their contested border.

Around 35 soldiers marched on to a floodplain site on the east bank of the River Evros at Melissokomeio yesterday.

Turkish soldiers and police special forces now have a solid presence within the Greek territory and have camped in the pocket of Apiary at Feres, reports Greek site Army Voice.

At the camp there is now a small Turkish flag flying from a tree. Troops have rejected Greek demands to withdraw.

Around 35 soldiers marched on to a floodplain site on the east bank of the River Evros at Melissokomeio yesterday. The invaded area is shaded in red +3
Around 35 soldiers marched on to a floodplain site on the east bank of the River Evros at Melissokomeio yesterday. The invaded area is shaded in red

At the camp there is now a small Turkish flag flying from a tree. Troops have rejected Greek demands to withdraw. Pictured: Greek Army soldiers patrol next to the security fence at the Greek-Turkish border in the village of Kastanies in the Evros region +3
At the camp there is now a small Turkish flag flying from a tree. Troops have rejected Greek demands to withdraw. Pictured: Greek Army soldiers patrol next to the security fence at the Greek-Turkish border in the village of Kastanies in the Evros region

It comes weeks after thousands of Syrian refugees failed to break through into Greece.

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Apart from the Mail and the Sun (both; enough said...), there appears to be virtually no reportage of this around the world.... :roll:

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jofra wrote:
Fri 22 May 2020 8:06 pm
Apart from the Mail and the Sun (both; enough said...), there appears to be virtually no reportage of this around the world.... :roll:
Mountains and molehills come to mind (:Q)

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Greece keeps arms & troops on the islands in violation of the Lausanne treaty for years. So, I wouldn't be surprised if Turkey decides to show some teeth.

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/0 ... n-islands/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE6Fz01Q2WI

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The map in the Daily Fail shows a loop in the River Evros, which has meandered since the border was drawn along the (original) river bed.

The loop has formed on the Turkish side of the river, leaving a piece of land between the original river course and todays Evros.

Is that land still Turkish? - perhaps if swapped for some loops on the Greek side it could become Greek ... eventually.

As ever the Greeks have decided unilaterally and without consultation that it is theirs, and now wish to fence along the river to keep migrants out. :-1:(

Building a fence on your neighbours ground has caused trouble before, but to Greeks and GCs most of the Med is their 'cultural heritage' and they should do as they please. Seems familiar somehow ...

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Hope everyone was wearing masks, gloves and keeping their Social Distances. (both T and G of course)

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