March 1, 2020 / 7:41 PM / a month ago

Greece will protect is borders, migrants will be turned back, PM says

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chats with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin (not pictured) after signing a framework of cooperation at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday that Greece was determined to protect is borders and warned migrants not to “attempt to enter the country illegally as they would be returned back.”

In a tweet, Mitsotakis also said that he would be visiting the country’s Evros land border with Turkey along with EU President Charles Michel on Tuesday.

Reporting by Renee Maltezou and Michele Kambas

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