25,000 migrants reach Greece in August as govt extends border wall

Thu, 2022-08-25 17:10

ATHENS: The Greek government said on Thursday that some 25,000 migrants had tried to enter the country through its border with Turkey in August, as it announced plans to dramatically extend a wall between the two neighbors.

Athens will extend a 40-kilometer (25-mile) long wall built along the Greek-Turkish border at Evros by another 80 km as part of efforts to control the flow of migrants.

Greek government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou said that the country was facing “increased migratory pressure” both at its land border in Evros and in the Aegean Sea.

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