Turkey gathers boats to ship migrants to Greece over EU anger
29 November, 2016
EUROPE is on the brink of war as Turkey gathers fleets of boats to ship 3,000 migrants a day to Greece in retaliation over the European Union’s (EU) vote to freeze accession talks.
Greek intelligence officers have discovered the Turkish plans which they say involve thousands of dinghies and motorboats already being gathered along Turkey’s western coast.
The analysts said Syrian migrants are preparing to board the vessels and wash up on Greek shores “within a matter of weeks”.
National intelligence officials estimate at least 3,000 undocumented migrants could enter Greece each day under the plan.
They said the plans are being supported by Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has been battling the European Parliament since they voted to halt talks to let Turkey into the union last week.
Although the vote is non-binding the politicians have put up a political wall between the EU and Mr Erdogan.