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Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge

Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge

“We can’t pause, inactively, for the conceivable effect,” Greece’s Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis said on a visit to the district of Evros on Friday.

“Our lines will stay sacred.”

His remarks came as Turkey approached European nations to assume liability for Afghan travelers.

In a phone discussion with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a sharp expansion in individuals leaving Afghanistan could represent “a genuine test for everybody”.

“Another flood of movement is unavoidable if the essential measures are not taken in Afghanistan and in Iran,” Mr Erdogan said.

The fast takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, an Islamist assailant bunch, has passed on some dreading for their lives and looking to get away from the country, regularly no holds barred.

Mr Chrisochoidis said the emergency had made new “opportunities for traveler streams” into Europe.

Greece, which was on the forefront of the traveler emergency in 2015 when in excess of 1,000,000 individuals escaping war and destitution in the Middle East crossed from Turkey into the EU, has said it might send back any Afghans that show up unlawfully through the country.

Of the individuals who showed up in Greece during the traveler emergency, many voyaged further north all through Europe, however around 60,000 have stayed in the country.

Last year, Athens briefly impeded new shelter applications after Mr Erdogan said Turkey had “opened the entryways” for transients to venture out to the EU.

Mr Mitsotakis said at the time that Greece had expanded “the degree of discouragement at our lines to the greatest”, with security staff conveyed to the Evros land line.

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