Drone footage captures Greek pushback of irregular migrants to Turkish territorial waters

Refugees crossing the Mediterranean sea on a boat, heading from Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, 29 January 2016.

Two life rafts carrying irregular migrants were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek coast guard in the Aegean Sea, drone footage by the Turkish National Defense Ministry showed on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, the ministry said an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Naval Forces Command recorded the pushback of irregular migrants 1.5 kilometres (0.93 miles) from the Turkish coast by the Greek coast guard boat LS-930, which was a violation of territorial waters . The pushback and territorial water violation, which took place near the Dilek Strait between the Turkish coast and Aegean island of Samos, was immediately reported to the Turkish Coast Guard Command, it said, adding that the migrants were rescued. READ: […] Source

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