The government of Athens always denied it Charges of forced return of immigrants But a video, posted exclusively by The New York Times, Greece throws its responsibilities two days before the elections. The footage dates back to April 11, and was released by Austrian activist Fayyad Al-Mulla, who shared it with the American newspaper.
The pictures show immigrants, including a few-month-old baby. Get off a truck and onto a Coast Guard boat who then lets them drift away in a lifeboat. The migrants were then picked up by a Turkish patrol boat and are now In a refugee camp in Izmir.
“We didn’t think we would survive that day — Naima Hassan Aden, 27, from Somalia, with a six-month-old baby, told The New York Times — when they put us on the dinghy. They did it without an iota of mercy.
New York Times journalists succeeded to track down 11 asylum seekers that was left adrift that day. They come from Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia. Some are still wearing the same clothes they were wearing in the video.
When asked about the matter, the Greek government preferred to take refuge behind A no comment. But in recent days, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis claimed, in an interview with the Associated Press strict immigration policy He has promised that if he is re-elected he will deliver on that. Greece has implemented a plan to prevent migrants and asylum seekers from entering the country by significantly increasing land and sea border patrols and expansion The fence along the land border with Türkiye.
Türkiye regularly accuses Athens Reject immigrants trying to reach the EU illegally Heading to the Greek Islands from the nearby Turkish coast.
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