On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, twelve migrants died in Turkey, most of them found with little clothing in a freezing field near the border with Greece.
A Turkish minister accused Greek border guards of taking the group’s clothes and shoes and then forcing them back across the border.
Turkey’s interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, said in a Twitter post written in English: “Twelve of the 22 migrants pushed back by Greek Border Units, stripped off from their clothes and shoes, have frozen to death.”
The Turkish government minister said they froze to death and accused Greek border guards of stripping the migrants and forcing them back across the frontier before they died.
He added that the European Union was “remediless, weak and void of humane feelings,” calling the Greek border guards thugs.
Greece has always denied pushing migrants back after they have crossed from Turkey, even after the United Nations documented such cases.