Greek coast guard picks up 216 migrants in eastern Aegean

Immigrant women with their children enter an abandoned hotel where they have been given shelter at Kos island, Greece, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. After Italy, financially crippled Greece is the main destination for refugees and economic migrants seeking a better life in the European Union. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say the coast guard has picked up 216 people in the Aegean Sea who entered the country illegally by sailing from the Turkish coast to nearby islands overnight, raising the total this week to more than 1,500.


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