Greece extends the fence on the border with Turkey to hamper migrant crossings
The Greek government has decided to lengthen a cement and barbed-wire fence that runs along its northern border with Turkey to stop migrants and asylum seekers from entering the country irregularly, the government spokesperson, Stelios Petsas, said on 24 August.
The 12.5-kilometre fence was built in 2012 to curb irregular border crossings. It will be extended in areas indicated by the Greek police and the army. In March, Petsas had indicated it would be extended to 40 kilometres.
In February, Greece also planned to erect a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to prevent migrant boats from reaching its islands.
TMP _ 27/8/2020
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Photo caption: Birds on barbed wire in Greece border