The Turkey-EU deal is dead: Greek PM (VIDEO)

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated that "Europe is not going to be blackmailed by Turkey. We are not the ones escalating this conflict, but we have every right to protect our sovereign borders. And we will continue to do so."

The comments were made during an interview with American television channel CNN.

He also said that the EU-Turkey pact that has since 2016 limited migration to Europe is "dead".

"And it''s dead because Turkey has decided to completely violate the agreement, because of what happened in Syria," he added.

Greek authorities have reported that they have prevented nearly 39,000 illegal migrants from entering Greece as of last Saturday morning

*Watch the interview here-