Tsipras: Refugee flows can only be stemmed through Turkey

13 November 2015
100 Views

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday that the only effective way to stem refugee flows was through Turkey.

Tsipras, attending an informal EU summit in Malta, said he would be discussing the matter with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglou next week.

“It is obvious that the only real chance of stopping these flows, these huge flows that no country can manage – let alone Greece which is in crisis … is reaching an understanding with Turkey,” Tsipras said.

More than 600,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece from Turkey this year, risking their lives in the short but dangerous sea crossing between the two countries on inflatable rafts. Hundreds have drowned.

Tsipras said financial aid could be offered to Turkey to undertake the registration and processing of migrants there, instead of in Greece.

You may be interested

FYROM Foreign Minister: We were and will remain Macedonians
GREECE
shares70 views
GREECE
shares70 views

FYROM Foreign Minister: We were and will remain Macedonians

makis - Jan 19, 2018

Foreign Affairs Minister of FYROM Nikola Dimitrov clarified that his country’s interests in the negotiations with Greece over the name…

EuroWorking Group gives “go-ahead” for completion of 3rd review
FINANCE
shares78 views
FINANCE
shares78 views

EuroWorking Group gives “go-ahead” for completion of 3rd review

makis - Jan 19, 2018

The EuroWorking Group (EWG) is expected to issue a positive report for the completion of the third review of the…

Tsipras: Solution not only for name dispute, but also to irredentist rhetoric by FYROM
POLITICS
shares87 views
POLITICS
shares87 views

Tsipras: Solution not only for name dispute, but also to irredentist rhetoric by FYROM

makis - Jan 19, 2018

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said his government was determined to reach a mutually acceptable solution on the name dispute with…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.