Mitsotakis, who was preparing for the May 21 elections, reiterated his promise of a fence. The Greek prime minister said they would continue to extend the firewall, despite objections.
Greece is worried about a possible influx of asylum seekers and migrants into the country.
The Athens administration, which does not want to confront the image that has emerged in the past period, is trying to increase its measures.
The promise of a fence in Greece
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who made the decision to reelect him on May 21, raised the issue of the fence, which he had previously presented as an election promise, and emphasized that he was determined on the issue.
Mitsotakis: It will continue to be extended
Speaking in Xanthi as part of the election campaign, Miçotakis said they would extend the steel fence built on the banks of the Meriç River:
All of Greece will turn blue on the evening of May 21st.
Mitsotakis also expressed confidence that the New Democracy Party will win the elections. The Greek Prime Minister pointed to the colors of his party, “On the evening of May 21st, all of Greece will be blue.” He said.
Athens increased the length of the steel fence it erected on the land border between Turkey and Greece to 40 kilometers to prevent irregular migration, and the construction of the fence was completed in August 2021.
“Christians and Muslims live in harmony in Thrace”
On the other hand, Mitsotakis said in the other part of his speech:
I address sincerely to our neighbors of Thrace, where Christians and Muslims live in harmony under the umbrella of Europe.
I want to tell them that our relations should not have a place in the tensions that precede the elections.
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