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Swiss public broadcaster RSI reported on Greece’s pushback of illegal immigrants in the Aegean Sea and the rescue operation in which Turkey kept these migrants alive.

The news and pictures in RSI News, the official Italian-language radio and television broadcasting in Switzerland, included the rescue of 27 irregular migrants on a lifeboat, pushed into Turkish territorial waters by Greek elements, by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. .

Citing the situation in which the treatment of migrants has changed in Greece since 2019, based on statements from the authorities that “the music has changed in Greece since 2019,” RSI News said “Since Kyriakos Mikotakas became prime minister, it has become an irregular control. Immigration and so on In contact with her in the context of rescue activities, the deterioration of communication and cooperation that characterized the previous period. Use phrases.

The official, whose opinion was mentioned in the article, stated that Greece had violated international maritime law by turning away (repelling) small migrant boats that had gotten out of control, oftentimes by using violent methods against them.

It was reported that the 27 irregular migrants who were caught in Greek territorial waters were left in Turkish territorial waters at night on rubber boats, and the Turkish crew was said to have transported the migrants to a safe point.

The news stated that all the illegal immigrants are Palestinians, most of whom are under the age of 30, 24 men and 3 women.

Migrants describe mistreatment of Greek soldiers

One of the migrants rescued by the Turkish crew described, in Arabic and English, how Greek soldiers beat two of their friends and threw them into the sea.

In the detailed research conducted by the Turkish patrols in the area after the accident, it was noted that 3 irregular immigrants were rescued and one of them was in very dangerous condition.

An additional 30 people paid by Greece were reported to have been rescued in further patrols carried out by Turkish crews throughout the night.

The illegal immigrants were given water, food and blankets after being rescued.

The article also referred to the article of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which has been in force since November 16, 1994, according to which countries that have ratified this agreement (158 countries, including European Union countries) must rescue boats and people in distress.

The accident happened at the dacha

On December 1, 27 irregular migrants pushed by Greek elements were disembarked into Turkish territorial waters in the Datça district of Muğla.

According to the statement published on the website of the Coast Guard Command, the teams were directed to the area based on information that there were irregular migrants on lifeboats off the coast of Datca.

The crews took 27 irregular migrants into a lifeboat, pushed into Turkish territorial waters by Greek elements, and brought them ashore.

The illegal immigrants were handed over to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management after the procedures.

AA

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