At the request of Greece, Bulgaria opened an Evros River dam located on its territory on Monday in order to cause intentional flooding and make it more difficult for migrants amassed at the Greek-Turkish border to cross the river.
H/T: Greek Reporter
Although a supporter of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov honored the Greek request and ordered the Ivailovgrad dam open, causing water levels to rise quickly and the river itself to become more turbulent.
The tweet below shows a picture of the opened dam. Roughly translated it says, “Bulgaria flooded the Evros river opening the Ivaylovgrad dam to increase the flow of the river and prevent the immigrant assault on the border.”
https://t.co/tnaUIaWRqM#Bulgaria inunda el río #Evros abriendo la presa de Ivaylovgrad para aumentar el caudal del río y evitar que los #inmigrantes asalten las fronteras #griegas#Refugiados pic.twitter.com/br5oEqgWB6— Nur 💧 (@trihidrato) March 10, 2020
Bulgaria opened the Evros dam after Greece request.— Nicos Triantis (@NTriantis) March 10, 2020
After dam opening, the passage for illegal migrants from Evros becomes even more difficult, as the water level has started to rise further and increase water speed.#GreekBorders #GreeceDefendsEurope pic.twitter.com/RKv9xSZ5FJ
#Update: Meanwhile #Bulgaria has opened their valves of the dam upwards of the "Marista river" flowing down to the #Evros river in #Greece, to rise the water levels making it much difficult for the illegal migrants to cross the river. pic.twitter.com/oBhI7vMb1B— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) March 10, 2020
Greek authorities patrol the border by helicopte and have set up barbed wire along the banks of the #Evros river to prevent migrants from crossing the river which serves as a natural border between #Greece and #Turkey. pic.twitter.com/XH4Tw5rAP8— Nic 🇬🇷 (@NicAthens) March 10, 2020
turkey/greek border , not the NGO shave the children trucks pic.twitter.com/wLfM7Q1Aja— Neiljetel (@neiljetel) March 10, 2020
#Greece law enforcement continue to bolster the border fence in Edirne against illegal #migrants from #Turkey. #Edirne: Currently, illegal aliens still on the Turkish-Greek border after #Erdogan were in Brussels for deal the Migrant crisis. #Europe #EU pic.twitter.com/lyugOWTBkp— ISCResearch (@ISCResearch) March 10, 2020