Toskas: It’s not possible to tear down the fence in Evros

Toskas: It’s not possible to tear down the fence in Evros

Athens, November 3, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

“At the moment, there are no conditions for the demolition of the fence in Evros”, said Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas speaking to the radio station Vima 99.5.

According to estimates, there is no issue with the fence, since it neither prevents nor sends the refugees to the islands. “It is a theory that does not stand under any logic”, he said.

Nikos Toskas added: “We are talking about a 12-kilometer long fence – for those who have no image of the region – which blocks the land border with Turkey in the region of Evros. There is no river there”.

He further stated that “we can’t get into the logic that the 12-kilometer long fence is the same as the inhuman fences in Central Europe, because such a parallelism is unfair, as I have said”.

The question for the demolition of the fence in Evros have launched humanitarian agencies and organisations that belong to SYRIZA, who believe that the removal of the fence will allow Evros to be a safe crossing point for refugees who are trapped in Turkey.

On Saturday there were minor incidents between protesters, who tried to tear down the fence, and police forces.