KINAL Blames Greek Gov't for Migrant Situation on the Islands


KINAL leader Fofi Gennimata. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Yorgos Kontarinis)

ATHENS - The Movement for Change (KINAL) opposition party on Tuesday put the blame on the government over the explosive situation that has arisen on the eastern Aegean islands due to huge number of migrants and refugees that have arrived there and demanded the immediate decongestion of the islands.

"The government deceived the islanders and is continuing to do so. Last autumn we warned that none of the measures announced by the government will bring immediate results. They are are fully responsible for the prevailing conditions," KINAL said in an announcement.

The party also claimed that only the asylum services were currently only examining the applications of asylum seekers that have arrived on the islands in 2020 "so that through alchemies they are able to present some fast decisions and carry out a few dozen returns to Turkey to show on television."