The Greek authorities have completed the construction of a 40-kilometer wall on the border with Turkey to prevent a possible increase in the flow of refugees to Europe after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, reports The Guardian.
According to the Minister for the Protection of Greek Citizens Michalis Chrysochoidis, Athens has taken measures to avoid a repeat of the scenario of 2015, when Europe was faced with a severe migration crisis.
“We cannot passively wait for possible consequences. Our borders will remain secure and inviolable,” he said.
On August 15, the radical Taliban movement announced the establishment of control over the entire territory of Afghanistan. The Taliban also controls the country’s capital, Kabul. Thousands of people took refuge in the capital’s airport, trying to get out of the country.