Draconian security measures for the Turkish president’s visit to Athens – Thousands of police, snipers, helicopters and drones – Even garbage cans and underground wells are checked – The “forbidden” roads on Thursday
Athens will be in a police cordon tomorrow, because of his visit Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At least 3,500 police officers, snipers, helicopters and drones will monitor every point where the Turkish president will pass, while even garbage cans and underground wells are checked.
In detail, the entire route of the Turkish president in Athens:
At exactly 11:00 on Thursday morning, the Turkish president will arrive at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport accompanied by two more aircraft. So three aircraft in total which, in addition to Erdogan, will transport the rest of the Turkish ministers, as well as their very large group. The police measures will be draconian at that time at the airport from where the procession to the center of Athens will start.
From the airport, the procession will enter Attiki Street, from there to Mesogeion Avenue and through Vasilissa Sophia will reach Herodou Attikou and the Presidential Palace.
The Turkish president together with his team will travel in three of his own vehicles. Three, even according to information, specially configured vehicles. The route should be done in less than 20 minutes.
The specially configured vehicles will be armored limousines that can withstand even a chemical attack, since a special circuit is developed that prevents the entry of external gases. Their cost exceeds 3 million Turkish pounds, while it is said that it will bring to Greece the first Turkish TOGG SUV.
The path they will follow will be “sterile”. What does this mean; That all parked vehicles will be removed. Ribbons have already been put in and there is also a message from the Traffic Police saying that from 10:00 pm this evening for serious safety reasons these vehicles must be gone from here otherwise a crane will lift them. At the same time, at least 3,500 policemen will be lined up along the main road. At all points where the motorcade will pass.
Until the afternoon, Katehaki – Mesogion – Vasil streets. Sofias – Kifissias – Vas. Konstantinou – Vas. Amalia – Alexandra – Michalakopoulou – Stadium – Panepistium and Academy will be a prohibited zone for the residents of the capital.
High-rise buildings throughout Athens during the visit will be armed with snipers who will cover all the neurological points.
At the same time and during the 6 hours that Erdogan will be here, there will be aerial surveillance, on many levels, both by drones and by Greek police helicopters, which will give a live image of the GADA operations center.
Specially trained dogs will sweep downtown Athens, even checking garbage cans for any explosive devices or suspicious objects. At the same time, ELAS will even check the rainwater network galleries.
The Turkish president’s visit to Greece will last approximately 6 hours.
At 11:30, Erdogan will arrive at the Presidential Palace where he will meet with the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a meeting which will last 45 minutes. At 12:15, it will pass by the Maximos Palace.
There the two leaders will have a meeting in the presence of the foreign ministers and their advisors. At 13.00 Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Tayyip Erdogan will make statements and then the meeting of the Supreme Cooperation Council of the two countries will begin. The Turkish President will depart at 16.00 in the afternoon.
The program of the visit of the Turkish president in detail:
- 12.15: MEETING K. MITSOTAKI – ERDOGAN G. GERAPETRITIS – CH. FINTAN MARIA BOURA – TS. KILITS
- 1:00 p.m.: STATEMENTS BY K. MITSOTAKI – T. ERDOGAN
- 13.30: SUPREME COOPERATION COUNCIL MEETING
- 16.00: DEPARTURE OF ERDOGAN
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