Turkish gendarmerie vehicles transport migrants to Evros

The Minister of Immigration categorically denied the push back from the Greek authorities, saying that it was Turkish propaganda and that the reports of the international media on the issue are based on sources of the Turkish Coast Guard.

The scenario of increasing tension that Turkey is setting up in Evros, was described by the Minister of Immigration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis, speaking on SKAI TV, emphasizing, however, that the migration flows to our country remain low.

He explained that as the level of Evros has receded and islets are formed, immigrants are placed there with the help of Turkey in order for Greece to seek to find them.

According to Mr. Mitarakis, there is full tolerance of the Turkish authorities and many times migrants are transported by Turkish gendarmerie cars. Greece, he added, welcomes these distressed people and implements a strict policy of preventing entry.

Turkish propaganda about push backs

The Minister of Immigration categorically denied the push back from the Greek authorities, saying that it is Turkish propaganda and that the publications of the international media on the issue are based on sources of the Turkish Coast Guard.

He explained that Turkey today does not have the political power to blackmail the EU like in 2016 and that is why it has been under political pressure.

It is tragic that Greek parties are preparing an attack against Greece

Mr Mitarakis said it was tragic that Greek opposition parties were preparing an attack on Greece to guard the Evros border in the European Parliament. Asked which parties he refers to, he stressed that these moves are made by the European left to which SYRIZA belongs and the European socialists to which PASOK belongs.

He added that this is a move that contradicts the national line, which was presented in a united manner in NATO by the Greek MPs who responded to the Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar.

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