Greece Begins Sending Migrants Back to Turkey Under EU Accord

April 4, 2016 11:23 AM

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Greece Begins Sending Migrants Back to Turkey Under EU Accord

Greece sent back the first batch of migrants to Turkey on Monday, implementing an accord signed in March to stem the flows of refugees into the European Union.

A total of 202 immigrants, mostly men of Pakistani origin, left the Greek islands of Chios and Mytilini, according to a spokeswoman at the Greek Prime Minister’s press office. Two of them were Syrians who asked to return to Turkey for “family reasons.”

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