What started as a series of protests turned into a genocide that the world is happy to ignore.
It was the second fire at an installation built for migrants, after a reception centre was burned down by unknown perpetrators last Monday.
"The approach of not intervening against migrants wishing to leave Turkey remains in practice but this (new) approach covers sea crossings because of the dangers," Turkish coastguard tweeted.
Overnight, Greek islanders attacked police guarding the sites of the future detention camps on the islands of Lesbos and Chios. A large crowd later laid siege for hours to a Lesbos army camp where riot-control squads were billeted.
Hundreds protested peacefully outside Greece's Interior Ministry in central Athens, holding placards against the creation of new detention facilities on five islands.
Greece’s newly formed centre-right government has promised to take a tougher line on the refugee crisis and plans to set up a sea barrier and detention facilities.
A dozen migrants were lightly hurt on the island of Lesbos when members of the Patriotic Movement attacked them with bottles and lighting flares, shouting slogans like "Burn them alive."
More than 6,500 people are living in facilities made to accomodate just over 2,300 in Lesbos. "There are large numbers of people who are living in inhumane conditions," Mayor Spyros Galinos says.
Hundreds of residents in Lesbos, including its mayor, suspend services, shut businesses to protest refugee policies of the European Union and the Greek government.
The earthquake hit both Greece and Turkey in popular summer resort locations killing two tourists in Greece and injuring hundreds.
At least 15 asylum seekers drowned when their inflatable boat sank off Lesbos island, Greek coastguard officials say. Witnesses say there were 25 refugees and migrants on board.
The refugees on the Greek island endure appalling conditions in the Moria detention centre managed by the military, while local residents say life is not the same as it used to be.
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