Mitarakis in SKAI: We extend by 80 km the fence in Evros – Less arrivals of immigrants


The message that the country will always guard its borders sent by the Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakisspeaking on SKAI and the show “Kalimera”.

As he said, the Turkey has been marginalized by its own choice, because it oscillates between West and East. «It is the only NATO member state that has not imposed sanctions on Russia and is currently blocking the accession of Finland and Sweden, which are necessary to strengthen the alliance. This behavior of Turkey isolates it in an international environment at the same time that our country is presented as a strong ally.“, He stated characteristically.

Mr. Mitarakis underlined that at the moment it exists tension with Turkey in both Evros and the islands, however, he noted that our country has shown that it can guard its borders. Indicatively, he mentioned that in 2019 we had 72,000 arrivals, last year we had only 8,500 and this year in the first four months we are at 3,900. «In general, more immigrants leave our country than in the last 2.5 years and we have a decongestion on the islands“, He pointed out.

At the same time, he stressed that our country strengthens its borders in Evros. «The old fence was 15 km, 25 km were added during the Mitsotakis government and we are now starting to add another 80 km with funding from the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum so that there is a complete fence. At the same time, the Greek port has been reinforced with offshore vessels, which have all the technology needed to be able to legally prevent attempts by illegal immigrants to enter the country.“, He added.

However, he pointed out that “When we guard our borders, we see the opposition criticizing the security forces and the European left reproducing the Turkish propaganda about alleged illegal deportations. Greece will always guard its borders with absolute respect for International Law».

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