Athens complains to NATO over ‘ineffective’ Aegean patrols, sources say

23 March 2016
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Greece is unhappy with NATO’s response to the migrant crisis, Kathimerini understands.

According to sources, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday contacted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to complain over the fact that maritime patrols by the military alliance in the Aegean have had no substantial effect on the flow of migrants and refugees from Turkey.

Stoltenberg said it was to early to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of the NATO mission, the same sources said.

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