Refugees were pushed back by Greek authorities into Turkish territorial waters, according to Turkish security sources.
The Home Office reportedly will pass a provision for the first time to send migrants to an ‘African hub’ asylum processing centre.
Greece says it will reject the majority of refugees coming via Turkey despite EU laws requiring European nations to share the responsibility of asylum seekers.
The bill would allow Denmark to move refugees arriving on Danish soil to asylum centres in possible partner countries such as Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and others.
Border pushbacks are illegal under international refugee treaties. Greece and EU’s border and coast guard agency Frontex have repeatedly been accused of pushbacks or complicity in them. They deny using such methods.
Turkey’s Coast Guard Command carried out seven operations to rescue the asylum seekers after they were dumped into the Turkish territorial waters by Greek authorities near the island of Lesbos.
Thousands of recognised refugees of Greece will no longer receive shelter or cash support from an EU-funded scheme. No road map has been offered either.
On Biden's first day in office, the Homeland Security Department suspended the Trump policy that sought to deter asylum-seekers from coming to the US.
Frontex, Europe’s border security agency, faces questions over its complicity in violating the EU law.
Immigration authority says the pro-regime Syrian who found a platform in the far-right anti-immigrant AfD is not under threat of persecution.
UN says conflicts in Syria, Africa's central Sahel region, DRC, Mozambique, Somalia, and Yemen continue to uproot people, arguing displacements will grow "unless world leaders stop wars."
Mediterranean cyclone Ianos, an unusual phenomenon also known as a medicane lashes islands in western Greece, bringing heavy rainfall and power cuts.
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