EU, Turkey strike migrant deal as Afghan shot dead
The EU and Turkey reached a deal on Thursday to stem the flow of refugees, as an Afghan migrant was shot dead at the Bulgarian-Turkish border in a dangerous new turn in the crisis. The death, believed to be the first of its kind during the crisis, forced Bulgaria’s premier to fly home from a summit of European leaders in Brussels where the agreement with Turkey was announced. Under the plan, Turkey agreed to tackle people-smugglers and take measures to keep more of the millions of refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict from crossing by sea to Europe.
29 October, 2015 Coast guard rescues 242 after boat capsizes near Lesbos ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 11 migrants died in the eastern Aegean Sea Wednesday in five separate incidents, including a large shipwreck from which 242 others were rescued by the Greek coast guard.Powered by WPeMatico
26 October, 2015 Bodies of two migrants wash up on Greek islands The bodies of two migrants were found on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Monday, after accidents aboard two boats bound for Europe, according to Greek police. A 21-year-old woman drowned after falling off a boat near the island of Chios, according to accounts from 35 survivors […]
9 October, 2015 UN backs EU military action against migrant smugglers The UN Security Council on Friday approved a European military operation to seize and destroy boats used by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean after thousands died in dangerous crossings. European warships on Wednesday launched Operation Sophia to seize traffickers' boats in […]
6 October, 2015 Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the EU consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria during talks to address Europe's spiralling migrant crisis. Speaking after the discussions in Brussels, Erdogan said Turkey was bearing the brunt of the crisis and pressed the bloc to […]