“Greece is a European state governed by the rule of law. It protects its borders, which are also the borders of the European Union, and at the same time saves human lives at sea. “When it is threatened by countries that use desperate people to achieve geopolitical goals, it will always respond with determination,” said government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou, responding to statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“This was done in Evros in March 2020, with the support of Europe,” the government spokesman said, adding that ” Europe will not tolerate the instrumentalization of refugees. And that’s a message that everyone should take seriously. “