An evaluation meeting was held in Evros, chaired by Ioannis Sarmas, the interim Prime Minister of Greece.
In the news of the news portal In.gr, citing unnamed government officials and military sources, it was emphasized that the Athenian government did not have any evidence to substantiate the claims that Turkey allowed the passage of irregular migrants in the Maritsa and the Aegean.
In the news, it was noted that the sources used the phrase “business as usual” regarding the situation in Meriç, and stated that the increase in the number of irregular migrants crossing to Greece was due to the decrease in the water level in the Meriç River due to seasonal reasons.
Noting that the irregular migrations do not indicate any crisis, the sources stated that this issue is a sensitive issue for Turkey as well.
Kaskarelis-Fidan meeting in Greek press
Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vasilis Kaskarelis, called Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan by phone and congratulated him on his new position.
It was reported in the news that during the meeting, the increase in the number of irregular migrants trying to cross into Greece in Meriç, on the Turkish-Greek border, was discussed.
Protothema Newspaper pointed out that Fidan, who had been the head of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) for years, had a good command of the immigration problem.
SKAI TV also wrote that the meeting took place in a positive atmosphere and that the Turkish authorities had a positive attitude towards resolving the issue in Meriç.