Greek Coast Guard Releases Videos Showing Migrant Boats Arriving with Turkish Coast Guard Escorts

March 2, 2020

Dinghies carrying refugees and migrants are arriving in Greek territorial waters in the eastern Aegean escorted by Turkish patrol boats, according to two videos and photographs released by the Greek coast guard on Monday.

According to a coast guard announcement, the two videos and the photographs are from the same incident, which occurred on Monday off the shores of the island Lesvos, at the borderline of Greece’s territorial waters.

The dinghy carrying the foreign nationals is escorted by a Turkish patrol boat that is watching the efforts of the Greek coast guard vessel to prevent them entering Greek territorial waters. The dinghy carrying the foreign nationals is clearly not in any difficulty but is moving at great speed and carrying out manoeuvres, wh


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