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Greece has been secretly abandoning migrants at sea to get rid of them

Migrants. Rocks. Shore. Children

PortandTerminal.com, August 15, 2020 ATHENS – The New York Times is reporting (paywall) that at least 1,072 migrants were sailed to the edge of Greece’s territorial waters on inflatable, sometimes rudderless, life rafts and abandoned by Greek authorities. The Times analyzed evidence from multiple sources, including academic researchers, the Turkish Coast Guard, and independent watchdogs groups. They found that there …

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Greece wants floating fence to keep migrants out

Coast Guard boat in Europe approaching another inflatable boat filled with migrants

Reuters, January 30, 2020 ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands’ shores through Turkey, government officials said on Thursday. Greece served as the gateway to the European Union for more than one million Syrian refugees and other migrants in recent years. While an agreement with Turkey …

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