6.3 C
Ireland
Sunday, January 23, 2022

Greece constructs border wall to prevent migrants from entering country

Greece has completed the construction of a 40km border wall with Turkey as well as a surveillance system which has been implemented to prevent asylum seekers from entering Europe.

These new measures have been implemented amid the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, which has resulted in many Afghans trying to flee the country.

-AD-

The current situation in Afghanistan has fuelled fears in the European Union that there will be a repeat of the 2015 refugee crisis.

During this crisis, millions of people who were fleeing war and poverty crossed to Greece from Turkey before travelling to other EU states.

As Greece was on the frontline of that crisis, they stated that they increased their border security to make sure it does not become Europe’s gateway again.

-AD-

Greece’s Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis stated, “We cannot wait, passively, for the possible impact,” while adding, “Our borders will remain safe and inviolable.”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed Afghanistan over the phone, with Erdoğan stating that Afghanistan and Iran – a key route for Afghans into Turkey – should be supported or else a new migration wave will be “inevitable”.

POPULAR

Teachers’ unions call for traditional State Exams to take place amid criticism over ‘unhelpful’ speculation about hybrid model

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) have called for State Exams to take...

Confrontation and massive consequences amongst warnings from US ahead of talks with Russia over Ukraine

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has warned Russia that "confrontation and massive consequences" await if it continues with its aggression...

Jeffrey Donaldson says DUP on same page as Liz Truss over Northern Ireland Protocol as the UK Foreign Secretary threatens triggering Article 16

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Jeffrey Donaldson has claimed UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is on the same page in...

Mandatory vaccinations to be discussed by NPHET while legal and ethical paper is prepared by Department of Health

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will be discussing mandatory vaccinations while the Department of Health prepares a legal and ethical...
Ireland
overcast clouds
6.3 ° C
6.8 °
5.8 °
88 %
2.5kmh
91 %
Sun
6 °
Mon
8 °
Tue
7 °
Wed
7 °
Thu
10 °