Greece has installed a 40km (25-mile) fence and surveillance system on its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of migrants from Afghanistan.
“We cannot wait, passively, for the possible impact,” Greece’s Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis said on a visit to the region of Evros on Friday.
“Our borders will remain inviolable.”
His comments came as Turkey called on European countries to take responsibility for Afghan migrants.
[Editor’s Note: Apparently the Greeks did not get the memo. Fences do not work in impeding movement of migrants or the protection of commoners. Fences only work when surrounding government facilities and the properties of the elite.]