Greece Begins Sending Refugees Back as E.U. Deal Takes Effect

April 4, 2016 12:07 PM

27 0

Greece Begins Sending Refugees Back as E.U. Deal Takes Effect

MYTELINI, Greece — Before a long-negotiated European Union accord with Turkey went into effect last month, the breezy Greek island of Lesbos, set in the shadow of the Turkish mainland, was a port of passage for hundreds of thousands refugees seeking to travel further into Europe.

On Monday, the Greek and European Union authorities effectively started ushering people out, as a phalanx of police officers began enforcing a program of mass deportations of migrants back to Turkey.

Also read: E.U. Leaders Talk Tough on ‘Brexit’ and Warn That Time Is Short

Read more

To category page

Loading...