Deputy Greek Defence Minister Dimitris Ozics said that NATO patrols (NATO) in the Sea ( Aegean ) , Eastern Europe , limited the number of immigrants traveling from Turkey to the nearby Greek islands.
He Ozics – according to the channel ( Arab tomorrow ) News Today / Wednesday / – The expansion of NATO patrols , which began this week , put pressure on smugglers who continued their work in bringing immigrants and refugees to the Greek islands , at a rate of close to two thousand people a day. ”
He said Deputy Defense Minister Greek ” We had about 700 people only, pointing to the existence of severe control of the situation .”
Turkey and Greece supports the so-called re-admission agreement , which allows for Greece to re- immigrants who arrived to it illegally.
It is noteworthy that the Supreme Filippo Grandi of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees criticized – earlier in the day – the recent draft agreement in Brussels between the EU and Ankara about the immigration crisis , and which provides for the re- immigrants to Turkey , including asylum seekers Syrians. Gennady stressed that it should not return refugees to a country unless it is proved that their applications for asylum will be resolved properly , in addition to the provision of education, employment and health care.