The Turkish citizen who illegally entered Greece running through the border crossing of Kastanies Northeast Greece on Monday was convicted by a local court a day later. The 40-year-old man was convicted to four months suspended prison sentence and a fine of 1,500 euros.
He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he crosses the border in the early morning hours of Monday. He was together with three more men, who ultimately did not join the bold action after Turkish border guards fired in the air. They were arrested on the Turkish side.
The man claimed he was of Kurdish origin and crossed in Greece in order to travel further to Sweden to visit his children. He said he was a plumber living in Adana in Southwest Turkey.
He had a passport with him but no visa.
The man remains in detention and is supposed to be deported to Turkey.
It is not known whether he plans to apply for asylum.