Saturday, February 29, 2020

Refugee flows are a result of the interventions by US-NATO-EU and Turkey in Syria — KKE

During the last 48 hours, the tension in the Greek-Turkish borders in Evros has been escalated, with thousands of refugees and migrants gathering at Kastanies/Pazarkule border gate. “We will no longer keep the doors closed for refugees who want to go to Europe”, a senior Turkish official said as a response to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Idlib Province, Syria

At the same time, the Greek government decided yesterday to suspend border crossing at Kastanies, sending additional riot police forces to the area. In a message, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis wrote: “I want to be clear: no illegal entries into Greece will be tolerated”, announcing the increase of border security. 

In face of these developments, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement pointing out that the root cause of the refugee flows is linked to the interventions of the USA-NATO-EU, alongside Turkey, in Syria. 

The KKE statement which was published on 902 portal, writes:

“Turkey's invasion in Northern Syria with the support of NATO, USA and the EU, as well as the escalation of the military confrontation with Syria and Russia, not only increases the dangers of a more generalized conflict, but also the waves of uprooted people.

It is once again proven that the competitions, the invasions and the dismemberment of countries, which were triggered in the broader region by the USA-NATO-EU with the participation of Turkey, are the root cause of the refugee flows. 

Those who conceal this reality contribute to the various geopolitical games that are being played on the back of the refugees and the region’s people, like the games Erdogan’s government has been engaged to."