Turkish soldiers fired at least one warning shot and then aimed at German and Greek guards patrolling the border with Greece on April 28, according to an exclusive report by German magazine Der Spiegel, which has been conformed by the German Ministry of the Interior.
The German officers were part of the European border force (FRONTEX) which has deployed some 100 officers, among them 20 Germans, in Greece along the Evros border in March as part of the so-called RAPID intervention requested by Athens, when Turkey was pushing thousands of migrants to Europe.
The Turkish soldiers targeted German officials and fired at least one shot; there were no injuries, Der Spiegel reports.
Citing an internal document of Frontex, the German magazine writes that “a Turkish soldier fired a shot at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening when German officer were on the other side of the border.”
The German border guard reportedly heard a shot from the Turkish side of the border and he immediately took cover.
Through a pair of binoculars, the German border guards saw a Turkish soldier aiming an automatic weapon at the Greek side on the other side of the river shore.
Then the Turkish soldier showed his right middle finger and went back to his tent. Other soldiers would have shouted “come, come”.
A short time later, six more Turkish soldiers had appeared and were once again aiming their weapons at the German and Greek border guards.