Greece decides to build a wall on the border with Turkey


Greece’s government has finally decided to stretch a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over apprehension that migrants may try to phase mass crossings into the European Union country. Government representative Stelios Petsas said that 26 kilometers of the wall would be constructed to an existing 10-kilometer section in a 63-million-euro project. A deadlock occurred at the border earlier this year after Turkey said it would no longer block migrants trying to reach the EU, and tens of thousands attempted to cross into Greece. The two countries are also in conflict over energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean in a dispute that has initiated a dangerous military buildup in the region. Four Greek construction companies have been picked out to set up the new wall and reform the existing section of the wall, which constitutes a significant part of the border between the two countries. The wall will be constructed using galvanized ministry. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid a visit to the segment of the newly built wall at the border region after a test installation. The number of refugees and migrants traveling from Turkey to Greece fell drastically this year during the covid-19 pandemic. Turkey has made accusations about illegally pushing back migrants reaching its islands in the eastern Aegean Sea by Greece. Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees worldwide, about 4 million people, mostly from Syria, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency.


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