Greece sends more migrants to Turkey

Greek officials said two boats carrying 124 migrants – most of them Pakistani men – had been sent back across the Aegean Sea where hundreds have lost their lives in a quest to reach Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkey stops over 50,000 EU bound refugees in sea and ground operations

At least 50,000 refugees trying to reach Europe illegally have been found in sea and ground operations by the Turkish authorities in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Greece starts sending refugees back to Turkey

Greek authorities on Tuesday sent a group of refugees who illegally entered the country back to Turkey, as part of the readmission agreement signed between the European Union and Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkish Coast Guard outposts to ease handling of migrant flow

The Coast Guard, struggling with an incessant flow of illegal migrants heading to Europe, is set to boost its presence along the lengthy Aegean coast, and to speed up the legal process by establishing outposts. Read the rest of this entry »

Canadian ship sets sail for NATO Aegean mission

The Canadian navy’s HMCS Fredericton has set sail for the Aegean Sea to take part in the new NATO mission to fight human traffickers and reduce the number of refugees crossing from Turkey to the European Union in search of a better life.
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At least 27 migrants killed in Aegean off Turkey

At least 27 migrants, including 11 children, were killed after a boat bound for the Greek island of Lesbos capsized off Turkey’s Edremit Bay on Feb. 8, the Turkish Coast Guard has said.

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Thousands of migrants saved amid fresh tragedy in Aegean

At least five migrants were found dead off Turkey’s western coast on Jan. 26 after their boat capsized as they were trying to reach the Greek coast.

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‘Turkish Coast Guard rescued more than 91,000 migrants in 2015’

Turkey’s Coast Guard rescued 91,611 would-be migrants who left their countries in a bid to reach northern and Western Europe in 2015, while 279 of them lost their lives in drowning incidents in the Aegean Sea, according to officials.
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Greece denies role in Aegean migrant deaths

Greek authorities have denied any involvement in the Jan. 5 migrant tragedy in the Aegean Sea, citing reports in several Turkish media outlets to that end.
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Turkish coast guard rescues 57 people stranded on island in Aegean Sea

Helicopters evacuated 12 people, including three sick children, from a tiny island near the Turkish coastal town of Dikili in Izmir province, said state-run Anadolu news agency. A number of local fishing boats also came to the rescue of others left marooned as coast guard ships could not navigate the treacherous rocky area.

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