The Greek government continues to receive support over its border migration crisis, with the Republic of Cyprus being the latest to express its readiness to send ground forces to reinforce the country’s borders.
On Sunday, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades called Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and informed him that Cyprus is ready to send security forces for the protection of Greek borders that are also the borders of Europe.
According to Anastasiades, his proposal has been accepted by the Greek Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, Greece’s President Prokopios Pavlopoulos added his voice to the crisis on Sunday with a message to Turkey and the European Union on the tragedy of refugees and migrants.
“We will not allow Turkey to humiliate people by ruthlessly writing the pages of a merciless tragedy. We will not allow Turkey to return to its blood-stained past of the early 20th century, which will constantly stigmatise it until it apologises for it.”
He also made it clear that “for us, for the Greeks, it is precisely our Orthodox Faith and our Culture, Greek and European, that in our struggles to defend the troubled people, the refugee, the migrant, are forcing us to react to the brutal trade of human suffering – which it (Turkey) has caused – and defend basic human rights under international and European law.”
Addressing our European partners, he stressed that “the European Union must, based on European law, show its solidarity with Greece in practice, imposing, where it sees fit, the penalties imposed on those who fail to comply with their own obligations of Humanity and Solidarity.”