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The Mitsotakis administration wants to shield the border against any crossing attempts.
Greece’s Public Order Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis Monday announced that his country will allocate 63 million euros for the construction of the fence of about 30 kilometers long and five meters high that will be installed in the southern part of the land border with Turkey.
Intended to contain the entry of migrants and refugees into Greek territory, the upper part of the fence will have barbed wire. Several watchtowers will also be installed to control migrant movements in Turkey.
With these devices, President Kyriakos Mitsotakis' administration wants to shield the border against any illegal crossing attempts.
In February, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the opening of his country's borders with the European Union and invited tens of thousands of refugees and migrants to go to Europe through the Greek-Turkish border.
Migrant children have been moved to safety in France.
Every child removed from the nightmarish situation on Greece’s Aegean islands camps to safety is good news and gives hope that they can have a better future.