Kastanies: Hundreds attempted to invade with Turkish police (VIDEO)

Kastanias

Greek police and border guards holding the northeastern Greek land border with Turkey thwarted what authorities say was an organised push to breach the frontier in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to sources, some 350 migrants and refugees, with the support of Turkish authorities who fired gas against Greek border guards, attempted to break through defences at the Kastanies crossing between 2.30am-4 a.m.

The Greek army and Frontex immediately took action and prevented the illegal invasion.