Turkey denies involvement with migrant incident at Greek border, UN calls for probe

The United Nations’ refugee agency is “deeply distressed” by the discovery of almost 100 naked men at the border between Greece and Turkey.

Greek police said they rescued the 92 men who were discovered naked, and some with injuries, close to its northern border with Turkey on Friday.

‘The Frontex officers reported that the migrants were found almost naked and some of them with visible injuries,’ said Paulina Bakula, spokeswoman for the organisation.

The two countries have blamed each other for the plight of the men, reports the BBC.

Whilst Greece points the blame at Turkey, saying its “behaviour” was a “shame for civilisation”, Turkey branded its neighbour’s claims as “fake news” and accused it of “cruelty”.

“Greece has shown, once again to the entire world, that it does not respect the dignity of refugees by posting these oppressed people’s pictures it has deported after extorting their personal possessions,” Fahrettin Altun, the communications director of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency called for an investigation.

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