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The United Nations declared that they are on “alarm” due to the increase in the number of migrants in Greece.

Shabia Manto, a spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told Anadolu Agency (AA) that she is aware of the latest reports from the Turkish Coast Guard.

Mantoux stated that refugees and asylum seekers in Europe, who are being pushed to land and sea borders, are “on alert” for repeat deportations and pushbacks.

Stressing that they urged the countries concerned to stop these activities, Mantoux said, “States must fulfill their obligations and respect basic human rights, including the right to life and asylum.” He said.

In response to a question about the capsizing of the boat carrying the migrants, which killed 82 people off the coast of Greece on June 14, and Greece pushed the migrants into Turkish territorial waters, Manto said, “We are very concerned about the reports and statements of the witnesses who appeared after this tragic event.” . gave the answer.

Expressing his welcome to start the investigation into the accident, Manto stressed the need to conduct the investigation impartially and independently in order to determine the circumstances that caused the boat capsizing and the tragic loss of life.

Manto pointed out the importance of giving those affected the opportunity to be heard and ensuring their safety in the course of the investigation.

Disaster off the coast of Greece

On June 14, a fishing boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized in international waters 47 nautical miles from Navarino, located in the Peloponnese, Greece, killing 82 people, 104 people were rescued and brought to the port of Kalamata.

According to the nonprofit organization Alarm Phone, there were about 700 people on board.

Greece pushed 84 migrants into Turkish territorial waters

On July 2, 84 irregular migrants who were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by Greek elements were rescued and disembarked off the coast of Ayagık, Çanakkale.

The Northern Aegean Coast Guard Group command teams have determined that there are illegal immigrants in rubber boats off Ayashık in the northern Aegean Sea.

84 people who were brought ashore were taken to the Aliens Deportation Center in Ayvacık after the procedures.


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