The European Union has dared to stand against the ‘human rights’ activists and started shipping out loads of migrants from Greece to Turkey. Details below.
In moves denounced by refugee agencies and human rights campaigners, the first two boats carried more than 130 migrants to the Western Turkish town of Dikili.
The returnees, travelling from Lesbos, were said to be mainly from Pakistan and Bangladesh.
They had been taken from holding centres on the island and put on boats early on Monday morning.
Under the accord, all migrants arriving illegally in Greece after March 20 face deportation to Turkey if they fail to apply for asylum or if their claim is rejected.
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