In this RAIR Foundation exclusively-translated video, migrants reveal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has just released them from prison on the condition that they go to the border and invade Greece.
Erdogan instructed police to drive the Afghan prisoners to the border and set them free. One of them narrates the story:
RAIR Foundation previously detailed how the Turkish government is also delivering tear gas to the migrants, plus drones with which to deploy it.
“The actions of the Turkish authorities are inconceivable and could be easily perceived as an act of war. The government is intentionally attempting to flood Greece with migrants, and providing them with the material assistance to combat Greek police!“
Video transcript below:
Hello, how are you? Tell us what you want to do.
We want to save ourselves.
What did you hear? When did you hear this?
We were in jail for 10 to 15 days. They brought us here tonight, let us go, and said head for Greece.
Let me tell you something. I was in prison for one month in Turkey. Today they let us go. They said, “Get out”. We don’t have money or a telephone.
I have no choice. What can I do? I will go to Europe. I will save myself. I have no choice. They don’t value Afghans in Turkey, brother.
How did you get here?
No, I mean to the border here. By taxi?
The police brought us here. They said, “Leave.”