Greek Citizen Protection Minister Theodorikakos stated that the tender process will begin for an additional 35 kilometers of fencing from the Sovolu district near the Turkish border to the village of Karapinar to prevent illegal crossings.
Participation in a TV show Takis Theodorikakos, Minister of Citizen Protection of Greece, For the first section of 35 kilometers of additional fencing, which will have a total length of 140 kilometers, “we will launch a tender immediately so that construction of the fence can begin. The work is ready and there was full cooperation with the army to provide everything necessary,” he said.
Claiming that the construction of the fence is a necessity of national security, Theodorikakos said, “Only in this way can we fight against illegal immigration.” Use the phrase.
In December 2022, it was announced that Greece would deploy 250 border police officers to tighten patrol and surveillance measures in the Evros (Erik) region on the Turkish border.
Drones detected Greece pushing illegal immigrants into the Aegean Sea
On December 29, 2022, a drone detected the moment a Greek coast guard boat pushed illegal immigrants into Turkish territorial waters in the Aegean Sea.
On its social media account, the Ministry of National Defense said, “A drone belonging to our naval forces detected that irregular migrants were pushed into territorial waters at a distance of 3.62 miles from the Turkish coast, by a Greek Coast Guard boat on December 29, 2022.” , southwest of Çeşme in the Aegean Sea. That was explained.
This incident, which was detected by a Navy drone, was immediately reported to the Coast Guard Command, and the rescue of the illegal immigrants was guaranteed.
Greece’s opposition provokes a backlash
The fact that Greece has pushed migrants into Turkish territorial waters in the Aegean Sea and the loss of life in some of the incidents has also been widely discussed and reported in the international press.
In the work of organizations such as Le Monde, Lighthouse Reports, Der Spiegel, ARD and The Guardian, pushbacks have been borne out by evidence.
On the other hand, the Greek authorities have always denied allegations by international human rights organizations, the international press, politicians and many institutions about the pushbacks.
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