An organization supported by the usual open-border suspects (Human Rights Watch) accuses Greece of denying asylum to migrants who illegally entered from Turkey. Greece deserves a medal for this.
You bet and good for Greece…national security and the integrity of nation state comes first. Greece has every right to defend its borders and people from outside threats, especially when orchestrated and instigated by a foreign power.
The UN is irrelevant on this issue. If it were left to these extremists, there would be no borders.
Turkey is considered a safe country, so those migrants entering Greece via Turkey are not refugees, but illegals. They can apply for asylum in Turkey.
– The migrants are from a wide array of countries in Asia and Africa. Authorities would not provide a breakdown, but officials said on condition of anonymity that the arrivals did not include Iraqis or Syrians.
The new arrivals came between March 1-18 after the government said anyone who entered after March 1 would be deported to their homelands although they had come from Turkey, which allowed human traffickers to keep operating during an essentially-suspended 2016 swap deal with the EU, which had already closed its borders to them.
The 625 new arrivals were arrested while crossing to three Greek islands from the Turkish coast and were being held in a facility in northern Greece where they are required to remain pending deportation, authorities said.
Now the Council of Europe’s (no friend of the European nation state) European Committee for the Prevention of Torture is trying to get involved, and just completed a five-day rapid reaction visit to Greece to examine the way migrants have been treated by authorities.
In our opinion, based on past actions, the COE is not a partial observer and has slandered Hungary, Austria and Matteo Salvini (Italy) for defending its borders in the past.
Greece should stand strong, the European mainstream fully supports its efforts.