Greece Prevents Entry Of Over 600 Migrants From Turkey

Greece said it has prevented about 600 migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea into its territorial waters from Turkey.

A spokesman for the Greek coastguard said that five sailboats and four dinghies had set off from the Turkish coast early Monday, calling it the largest attempt to enter Greece since the start of this year.

“Greek patrol boats immediately located these ships and boats and informed the Turkish coast guard,” Ansamed reported.

The incidents had taken place between the Greek islands of Chios and Samos.

Greece regularly blames Turkey for not taking the necessary steps to stop the inflow of migrants toward Athens on unsafe boats and also accused Ankara of its failure to spot their boats on its coast.

Meanwhile, Turkey accused Greece of illegally forcing migrants to return back to Turkey, an allegation Athens repeatedly denied.

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