23 May 2022

Greek coast guard intercepts nearly 600 migrants arriving from Turkey Greek coast guard intercepts nearly 600 migrants arriving from Turkey | Euronews Euronews Loading

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The Greek coast guard said on Monday it had prevented around 600 migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea from neighbouring Turkey.  Five sailing boats and four dinghies that had all left the Turkish coast on Monday morning were intercepted in Turkish territorial waters near the Greek islands of Chios and Samos. "Greek patrol boats were able to quickly locate the vessels and inform the Turkish coastguard," a spokesperson told AFP. In a  statement , the coastguard susequently added: "The total [...]