Europe is on the brink of war as Turkey gathers fleets of boats to ship 3,000 migrants a day to Greece in retaliation over the European Union's (EU) vote to freeze accession talks, the Express reports.
Greek intelligence officers have discovered the Turkish plans which they say involve thousands of dinghies and motorboats already being gathered along Turkey's western coast.
The analysts said Syrian migrants are preparing to board the vessels and wash up on Greek shores "within a matter of weeks".
National intelligence officials estimate at least 3,000 undocumented migrants could enter Greece each day under the plan.
They said the plans are being supported by Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has been battling the European Parliament since they voted to halt talks to let Turkey into the union last week.
Following the EU vote to freeze Turkey's EU membership talks, Mr Erdogan threatened to open his country's borders to allow migrants to flood into Europe.
European Parliament politicians had voted for the freeze after the Turkish President continued to arrest, incarcerate and purge thousands of citizens, including many intellectuals, following a failed coup in July.
Dr Drougas, added: "With Europe in a mess, Mr Erdogan feels he has a free hand in trying to blackmail the bloc using the refugee crisis as leverage."
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