Migrant arrivals to Greek islands jump to highest in weeks

August 30, 2016 9:15 AM

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Migrant arrivals to Greek islands jump to highest in weeks

ATHENS More than 460 migrants and refugees arrived on Greek islands from Turkey on Tuesday, the highest in several weeks, despite a European Union deal with Ankara agreed in March to close off that route.

Greek authorities recorded 462 new arrivals between Monday and Tuesday morning, up from 129 the previous day. Most entered through the Aegean islands of Lesbos and Kos.

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