Spike in Pakistani migrants hazarding perilous Aegean journey from Turkey to Greece

August 18, 2015 4:01 PM

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Turkis­h coastg­uards have rescue­d almost 18,300 migran­ts in the Aegean Sea in the last month

BODRU, TURKEY: Over the last week, there has been a dramatic surge in the numbers of migrants – mainly from Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan and Africa – seeking to leave Turkey by sea for Greece in the hope of finding new lives in the European Union.

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