The organizers of the “caravan of light” cancel the convoy to Europe – Migrant Info.
Published on 25.9.2022
Reminder of the facts below and explanation following the denial:
Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Africa and the Middle East approach the Turkish city of Edirne, calling themselves the “caravan of light”.
The “caravan of light”made up of 40,000 Syrian refugees who were in Turkey, began its march towards Germany.
They storm the border with Greece and head north through the Balkans. Their final destination is Western European countries, mainly Germany.
In total, up to ten such “convoys” can be formed this fall.
The “Caravan of Light”a human caravan of up to 100,000 mostly Arab migrants located in Turkey, announced on its private Telegram channel tonight that it will begin operations to storm Greece’s border on Friday if all goes as planned.
Convoy organizers chose Edirne, a city near Greece and Bulgaria, as the designated place to illegally charge across the border. Once in Greece, the caravan, 100,000 strong, aims to head north, through the Balkans, and then to western European countries such as Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The denial came from the newspaper Info Migrant who reports to us : The administrators of a Telegram group, which had called for the formation of a “caravan” of thousands of migrants present in Turkey to converge on the European Union, announced Tuesday the cancellation of this initiative, for obscure reasons. This project had quickly attracted the attention of tens of thousands of people, mostly Syrians and Iraqis.
The initiative of ” the caravan of light“, this group of tens of thousands of migrants who had been trying for several days to gather in Turkey in the hope of crossing into the European Union, ultimately only remained at the planning stage.
“The convoy has been completely stopped”, wrote the leaders of this convoy, Tuesday, September 20, in a group created on the Telegram messaging system, to which InfoMigrants was able to access. “We ask each of you to go home and not be carried away by rumours”, it is written, equivocally. “Those who supported this convoy are gangs with the objective of deporting you from Turkey to Syria. Thank God we found out about this case before it was too late. »
These ambiguous messages cast doubt on the reasons for such a decision and thus bring a fishtail end to this project.
Since September 4, this Telegram channel has been trying to convince some of the 3.7 million Syrian refugees officially living in Turkey to join the convoy. The goal: to storm the border, using several small groups, to cross into the European Union, heading north.
In voice messages and videos published in Arabic, the administrators of the chain had called on the candidates for departure to bring sleeping bags, tents, life jackets, water, canned food and first aid kits. The date of Monday September 19 had initially been mentioned for a rally. The continuation here