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Pushback from Greece to Turkey documented on camera

The Greek newspaper Ef.Syn published an article on a pushback from Greece to Turkey based on information by the Watch the Med Alarm:

A video was taken by refugees trying to reach the Greek islands via boat on the 21st July. It shows a boat with a Greek flag creating waves by circling around them. The refugees are desperately calling the organization for documentation and surveillance of dangerous incidents in the Mediterranean Sea, Watch the Med, to inform them that a pushback-operation back to Turkey is in progress.

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Greek coastguards pushed boat carrying 26 people back to Turkey

The Watch The Med Alarmphone reports about a pushback from Greek waters to Turkey, which took place in the early morning hours of Friday, 21th July:

“On Friday the 21st of July 2017, at 5.03am, the Alarm Phone shift team was alerted by a contact person to a group of 26 travellers, amongst them 2 children and a pregnant woman.. Continue reading Greek coastguards pushed boat carrying 26 people back to Turkey