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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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Child drowns at sea off Greece in first fatality after Turkey opens border

Syrian boy clings to his father's neck as they are helped off a dinghy in the water

REUTERS, March 2, 2020 KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) – A young Syrian boy died on Monday after being pulled from the sea when a boat capsized off the Greek island of Lesbos, Greek officials said, the first reported fatality since Turkey opened its border last week to let migrants reach Europe. Separately, two Turkish security sources told Reuters a Syrian migrant …

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CHAOS. Turkey opens its ports and borders for refugees who want into EU

Hundreds of migrants

PortandTerminal.com, March 1, 2020 As chaos on Europe’s southern border with Turkey unfolds, the world is distracted by the coronavirus wildfire burning through its countries. If the two fires ever meet, global chaos will step up to a whole new level. ANKARA, TURKEY – Migrants trying to reach Europe have clashed violently with Greek riot police as Turkey claimed more than 76,000 …

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