Migrants sent back from the Greek island of Lesbos started landing in Turkey on Monday under a debated European Union plan went for shutting the fundamental course by which a million people poured over the Aegean Sea to Greece in the most recent year.
Under an arrangement upbraided by refugee organizations and human rights campaigners, Ankara will take back all migrants and refugees who enter Greece illegally, including Syrians, consequently for the EU taking in thousands of Syrian refugees straightforwardly from Turkey and compensating it with more cash, early visa-free travel and advance in its EU membership transactions.
Two Turkish-hailed traveler water crafts conveying 131 migrants landed in the Turkish town of Dikili right off the bat Monday, joined by two Turkish coast protect vessels with a police helicopter humming overhead, a Reuters witness said.
A coastguard official on the Greek island of Chios told Reuters that 66 people, the greater part of them Afghans, were additionally sent to Turkey on a third vessel at an early stage Monday.
The point of the EU-Turkey arrangement is to dishearten migrants from dangerous intersections, regularly in little pontoons and dinghies, and to break the plan of action of human bootleggers who have energized Europe’s greatest migration wave since World War Two.
A couple of hours after the primary watercraft of returnees set sail from Lesbos, Greek coast protect watch vessels safeguarded no less than two dinghies conveying more than 50 migrants and refugees, including youngsters and a lady in a wheelchair, attempting to achieve the island.
VIDEO: Anger in Turkey over migrant return https://t.co/pSNWQZmxPb
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A gathering of 47 mostly Pakistani men were likewise captured by the Turkish coast monitor on Monday and taken to a holding focus alongside Dikili’s port, a Reuters witness said.
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Under the settlement, the EU will resettle thousands of legal Syrian refugees specifically from Turkey – one for every Syrian came back from the Greek islands. German police said the primary Syrian refugees touched base via plane on Monday under the arrangement.
TODAY'S IMAGE A banner hung by activists during a protest against the return of migrants to Turkey in Lesvos, Greece pic.twitter.com/ClpKhTsSKf
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