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Greece follows U.S. example by building giant border wall to keep out illegal immigrants

Posted By admin On January 4, 2011 @ 8:38 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Greek government has unveiled plans to construct a wall along its 128-mile land border with Turkey in order to tackle the influx of illegal immigrants.

Interior minister Christian Papoutsis said the wall was a necessary measure after more than 100,000 people illegally entered the Mediterranean nation last year.



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But the plans – which have compared with the 650-mile barrier along sections of the border between the U.S. and Mexico – have been criticised by the European Commission as a ‘short-term measure’  that does not deal with the root of the problem.

The first stage in the planned structure was unveiled yesterday, with a 10-ft high, eight-mile-long trial fence to cover a section of the border near the town Orestidada.

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