The European Commission has urged Greece to stop doing so-called Push back, Illegal migrants go to sea. Athens has always denied immigrants returning by boat from Turkey. The Council of Europe has 50 member states and is committed to promoting unity and respect for human rights within Europe.
The Human Rights Commissioner of the Security Council expressed “deep concern” in a letter to the Greek Cabinet. Dunja Mijatovic wrote that since 2017, there have been “a large number of credible allegations” of illegal asylum seekers returning to Turkey or Turkey illegally. Stay at sea.
Mikhatović urged in a letter sent on May 3 but not made public until today to “end these practices and ensure independent and effective investigations.”
From Push back In violation of international law, aid organizations have been protesting against it for years.The Greek government denies that it has anything to do with it Dragged back refugees To the high seas.
The Minister of Asylum and Immigration, Maritime Affairs and Civil Defence in Greece once again called these accusations baseless. They replied in the letter: “The measures taken by the Greek authorities on our maritime border are implemented in full compliance with international obligations.”
They said, “Since the outbreak of the refugee crisis in 2015, Greece has saved thousands of people and continues to do so in the Aegean Sea.”
Journalist Mitra Nazar joined the Turkish Coast Guard in September last year for two days, eager to show what they saw. She also had a conversation with 19-year-old Somali Sumaya, Somali Sumaya and 16 other Somalis were inflated by the Turkish Coast Guard on the maritime border between Greece and Turkey. Raft up and down.