Turkey is not implementing EU deal on managing refugee flows, Greek minister tells Bild

19 January 2016
651 Views

Turkey is not implementing the agreement reached with the European Union on managing refugee flows, Alternate Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Toskas was reported as telling German newspaper Bild in an interview published on Monday.

“Turkish authorities are not doing what is needed to prevent these people from coming [to Greece] or reducing the flow, despite the agreement with the EU. This is evident from the numbers that I gave you [said about 90,000 refugees and migrants arrive monthly],” he was quoted as saying.

“Following the agreement reached between Turkey and the EU, the refugee flows have not decreased significantly. Only partially. [The refugees and immigrants] are still coming,” he added.

Toskas also said that the government is struggling to complete the First Reception Centers while the Greek state has spent 2 billion euros for the reception of refugees and migrants and stressed that the crisis should not be linked to terrorism.

You may be interested

Covid-19 Greece – 2,135 new cases on Tuesday
GREECE
shares24 views
GREECE
shares24 views

Covid-19 Greece – 2,135 new cases on Tuesday

makis - Nov 24, 2020

The Greek authorities announced 2,135 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, of which 13 were detected following checks at the…

Ankara blocks inspection of Turkish ship by German frigate in Libya (video)
SLIDE
shares37 views
SLIDE
shares37 views

Ankara blocks inspection of Turkish ship by German frigate in Libya (video)

makis - Nov 23, 2020

Ankara has prevented a German frigate, participating in the European Union’s “IRINI” mission, from inspecting a suspected Turkish cargo ship…

Biden Deputy Chief of Staff pushed “mandatory” firearm buybacks
WORLD
shares43 views
WORLD
shares43 views

Biden Deputy Chief of Staff pushed “mandatory” firearm buybacks

Panos - Nov 23, 2020

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, would-be White House Deputy Chief of Staff for a Biden administration, managed Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign and pushed…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.