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Greek police kill Afghan migrant at border — Türkiye

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ANKARA — An Afghan citizen attempting to cross the Turkish-Greek border illegally was shot and fatally wounded by Greek border guards on Monday, the Turkish border guard said.اضافة اعلان

Military police in Meric, northeastern Türkiye, confirmed the death to AFP, but did not comment on other details of the incident reported in Turkish media.

According to the private DHA news agency, the dead man was one of eight people trying to cross from Türkiye into Greece, the gateway to the EU.

"Security forces on the Greek side opened fire on a group of Afghan immigrants who wanted to cross the border illegally. One person... was seriously injured" and later died in hospital, DHA reported.

An enquiry has been opened into the incident, the news agency added.

Responding to the report, Greek Civil Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos accused Türkiye of spreading "fake news" and having "a troubled past in the instrumentalization of irregular migrants".


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