Some Turkish military personnel are reportedly hiding near the sea and land borders with Greece and Bulgaria, intending to cross the frontiers.
Earlier on Friday, the Greek Defense Ministry decided to launch patrols of air, sea, and land from islands of Evros to Kastelorizo, the Independent Balkan News Agency said. Pentagon sources confirmed that six Apache attack Boeings had already been deployed in the Dodecanese islands, the agency added.
On July 15, the Turkish authorities said that a coup attempt was taking place in the country. The coup was suppressed by the following day. Thousands of military officers, high-ranking civil servants, judges and teachers suspected of being disloyal to Erdogan have been detained or sacked in Turkey after the failed attempt to overthrow him.