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Evros fence as tourist attraction? Great interest by Greeks & foreigners (POLL)

The Evros fence that prohibits migrants from illegally entering Greece from its north-easter border with Turkey has become an attraction for tourists. There is a big interest by Greeks and foreigners to visit the ‘site’ and travel agents ask to guide visitors there. Tourist agents in Athens, as well as …

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Greek PM instrumentalizes “Evros fence” and “migration” for election purposes

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rushed to Evros at the border with Turkey on Friday to participate in the signing ceremony between the state and a private company to extend the border fence by 35 km. “The Evros border fence sign-off constitutes the first part of the full 140-kilometer length,” the …

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Greece’s National Security Council decides to expand Evros fence

Greece’s top Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) decided on Tuesday evening to expand the fence along the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey, and to enhance patrols with all available means. Chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the meeting focused on the pressure Greece faces at its …

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Greece proceeds with construction of Evros fence with rapid pace

The construction of a new fence along the Greek-Turkish borders in Evros, “was the least the government could do to provide a sense of security to Greek citizens, whose morale remains high at such a difficult juncture,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday during a visit to Feres in …

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Greece extends fence along Evros river, border with Turkey

Greece is extending the fence barrier along the entire length of the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey. Greek Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos and Deputy Minister Eleftherios Economou signed the relevant protocol for the extension. In a statement, the ministry said that “rapid developments relating to the ‘instrumentalization’ …

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Greece to extend fence at Evros River about 80 km

The fence in Evros River will extend about 80 km, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on Friday. “Humanitarianism is very important but the people that wish to come to EU due to the inequalities that exist in the world are thousands of millions. We do not speak of …

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Greece to strengthens Evros security with 250 border guards and fence extension

Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Sunday the further strengthening of the Police in the Prefecture of Evros  with 250 new border guards and the further extension of the fence. the Minister stressed the  strengthening of the country’s borders with the extension of the fence as well as Greece’s …

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Evros: Greece to extend the fence on the borders with Turkey to 40km

Greece will extend the fence to its Evros borders with Turkey to 40 km, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Friday morning. The additional fence will be installed in “sensitive” areas preferred for illegal entries by migrants and refugees. The fence currently covers 12.5 km. Speaking to ANT1 TV, Petsas …

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Another 250 officers to join border force in Evros

Greece will increase the number of border guards on the country’s northern border with Turkey amid a rise in undocumented migrants caught crossing the frontier, Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos has said. An additional 250 officers will join the 1,500-strong border force once they have completed training in the next …

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Electronic surveillance network to safeguard Greece’s borders at Evros

An electronic surveillance network will safeguard Greece’s borders to Turkey at the region of Evros. Equipped with radars and cameras, the network installation is underway and will include eleven pillars along the Evros river in Greece’s North-East. The 11 pillars are along the river and the cameras have a range …

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Greece deploys hundreds of policemen to Evros as tension with Turkey rises

Greece is deploying 300 to 400 officers from across the country to Evros river at the land border with Turkey to bolster local forces. These officers are members of riot police, crime combating units and border guards who will patrol mainly in Ferres, the Ardas river and in Tychero. At …

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Greece shields Evros border with blades wire, 400 new border guards

Greece is strengthening ifs defense and is preparing for a possible new wave of migrants at its Evros border. A fence of sharp blades wire (concertina wire) and 400 additional border guards are to shield the country for the case Turkey will open its borders again so that migrants can …

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“Greece won’t be blackmailed,” says PM Mitsotakis during Evros visit

“Greece can’t be coerced and will not be blackmailed. The borders of Greece are the borders of Europe,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a visit in the Evros region and shor tbefore the EU leadership arrives in the aea too.a “Our morale is high and we are doing our …

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Fewer refugees arrive in Greece via Evros river but problems remain

Fewer refugees arriving in Greece from Turkey through the Evros river, but problems remain, says the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in a report. The international agency urges efforts to ensure access to asylum and timely registration in Greece’s north-eastern Evros region. As dawn breaks over Greece’s north-eastern Evros region, …

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Greece’s 10.5-km long fence against illegal immigration is ready

Greece has completed the barbed-wire fence at its North-East borders to Turkey. With 10,365 meter length and 4 meter height the fence extends all along the land borders, from  Kastanies posting until the Evros river. According to Greek officials, the fence cannot be climbed without mechanical means. Of course, illegal immigrants …

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