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Turkish Special Forces Fire at Greek Military Vehicle Stationed at Border - Reports

© AP Photo / Emrah GurelTurkish special forces team patrol on a speed boat along the Maritsa river at the Turkish-Greek border near Karpuzlu village, in Edirne region, Turkey, Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Turkish special forces team patrol on a speed boat along the Maritsa river at the Turkish-Greek border near Karpuzlu village, in Edirne region, Turkey, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkish security forces on Wednesday opened fire on a Greek military vehicle stationed in the border area, Greek media reported, calling it another instance of Turkey's increased aggression in the Aegean and at the land border along Evros River.

According to the Ekathimerini newspaper, this is not the first case of offensive behaviour by the Turkish military on the border. Earlier in the week, a Greek border guard reportedly came under fire from the Turkish side.

The Greek border police have been on high alert over a possible influx of undocumented migrants after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the country's border with the European Union.

Life jackets and a boat that were used by refugees and migrants to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey lie abandoned on a beach on the Greek Island of Lesbos on 8 October 2015. - Sputnik International
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Ankara announced in late February that it would not be able to stem the flow of migrants and refugees following renewed violence in Syria's Idlib province, and therefore would open its borders with the EU to those wishing to cross.

Soon after, Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria were flooded with thousands of migrants. Erdogan said earlier on Wednesday that Turkey would not close its borders with the EU for migrants until the bloc has fulfilled its promises.

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