Greece is on the border with Turkey with a 25-mile (40 km) long steel wall amid fears of a surge in illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan this month. We have completed the construction of a new surveillance system.
“Our borders remain safe and inviolable. New boundaries have been completed and are actively guarded,” said Greek Civil Protection Minister Michaelis Chrysokoidis, who visited a site in the Ebros region on Friday. I told reporters at a press conference.
“We can’t passively wait to see the effects of the Afghanistan crisis,” he added. “High-tech automated surveillance systems are active. Refugee influx from Afghanistan will be thwarted.”
For some time there was a steel wall along the Ebros River that was about 8 miles long, but with the latest extensions, the wall is now 25 miles long and 19.7 feet (6 meters) high.
Greece has begun to strengthen its border defenses in recent months, and border officials have been warned of the possibility of a new wave of illegal immigrants coming from Afghanistan after the Taliban’s massive advance this month. Raised concerns in Europe about the immigration crisis.
Tulliburn’s rebel seize power in a country devastated by recent events and war is a recurring 2015 refugee crisis in which nearly a million people fleeing the Middle East and beyond traveled from Turkey to Greece before traveling. From the north to the wealthy states that are fueling the European Union to resist.
Greece claims it will not allow the 2015 crisis to repeat itself. Border forces have been warned that the country will not become the gateway to Europe again.
Neighboring Turkey has also expressed concern about the potential wave of illegal immigrants from Afghanistan.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on European countries to take responsibility for those fleeing the Taliban troops on Thursday, warning that Turkey would not become a “refugee warehouse” in Europe.
“We need to remind our European friends of this fact. Europe, which is the center of attraction for millions of people, cannot go out. [the refugee] The problem was caused by the tight blockade of borders to protect the safety and well-being of citizens, “Erduan said. “Turkey has no obligation, responsibility, or obligation to become a refugee warehouse in Europe,” he added.
Erdogan told Greek Prime Minister Kiriacos Mitsutakis on a phone call Friday. Erdogan also said he had begun to strengthen the border with Iran.
The Greek government said last week that it would not allow illegal immigrants seeking asylum to travel to Europe and would return refugees.
Reuters contributed to this report.
From NTD News