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Athens did not rule out an increase in the length of the fence on the border with Turkey


Greece, if necessary, can extend the length of the steel fence built along the Merich River to contain the flow of migrants.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told this to reporters in Thessaloniki.

The prime minister noted that the interests of Turkey and Greece, especially on the issue of migration, largely coincide.

The politician drew attention to the fact that in 2021 there was less tension between Ankara and Athens compared to the previous year.

Mitsotakis stressed the need to avoid tensions in bilateral relations.

The prime minister stressed that Athens will continue to adhere to its border protection strategy.

Earlier, Greece increased the length of the fence on the Turkish border to 40 kilometers

Earlier, Athens increased the length of the steel fence installed on the land border between Turkey and Greece to 40 kilometers to prevent illegal migration.

The fence was completed in August 2021.

The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).