“Democrats have a duty, whenever there is a dictatorial turn in any neighbouring country, to give shelter and asylum to fellow democrats escaping the dictators, the authoritarians. The Greeks have a duty to give shelter to Turkish democrats fleeing Erdoğan or fleeing any regime, for that matter,” MeRA25 MP and party leader Yanis Varoufakis, said as he spoke with Turkish Minute about illegal pushbacks perpetrated by Greek authorities.
Varoufakis aanswered Turkish Minute’s questions about pushbacks by Greek authorities of people trying to seek asylum in Europe by crossing the Turkish-Greek land border and the Aegean Sea. Among these asylum seekers are Turks and Kurds, who are at risk of persecution under the authoritarian rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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