Cyprus, Atienow (AP) —Turkey if the highest European Union executives work with a 27-member block to block the arrival of migrants from airports and coasts to the ethnically divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus. “We need to make a lot of money.”
Vice President Margaritis Schinas said on Sunday that the EU will help Turkish authorities curb the arrival of immigrants to Cyprus. Belarus’s “hybrid attack” It is to push immigrants across the border into Poland.
“Turkey, like all other neighbors, needs to understand that it is very simple. When it comes to immigration issues, if you work with Europe rather than against it, you will benefit a lot. You can, “says Sinas.
Sinas will travel to Turkey next month to discuss how migrants can reach the northern departure of Cyprus by plane from Istanbul or by boat from the country’s south coast. Cyprus wants a surge in migrant arrivals, 85% of which arrive north first and then slip through the UN border.
EU officials spoke after visiting a UN-managed buffer zone that divides EU member states Cyprus along ethnic boundaries. The island’s division began in 1974, when Turkey invaded as a result of a coup aimed at coalition with Greece.
Cyprus officials have accused Turkey of deliberately sending immigrants to the northern part of the island.
“What we see here along the green line today is shocking. It’s a perception of a completely different problem than when viewed from a distance,” said Sinas, who said Cyprus, with its limited resources, “very big. He added that he had to bear the “unbalanced” burden. ..
Interior Minister Nikos Nuris said Cyprus has accepted more per capita migrants than any other EU country in recent years.
Mr Sinas said the EU is working with Cyprus authorities to prevent migrant crossings. He also said that Cyprus should deal with the arrival of migrants and receive large amounts of financial assistance to increase the return of those who have been denied asylum.
“When it comes to immigration, we Europe will stop working as firefighters in a crisis-to-crisis situation and will work as designers of a new, holistic and cohesive European framework for dealing with immigration and asylum issues. We need to, “Sinas said.
According to Nuris, Cyprus will ask the EU border security agency Frontex to monitor the waters between Turkey and Cyprus and send representatives to the separate north of Istanbul Airport and the island to check for immigrants.
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