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Δευτέρα, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

[EN] SYRIANS ACCUSE GREECE OF 'PUSHING BACK' MIGRANT BOATS

By Sue Lloyd-Roberts
BBC Newsnight

Coastguard signals to refugee boat
Some of the Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country have crossed Turkey aiming for Greece, in order to claim asylum in the European Union. But to get there they have to take to boats - and there have been persistent reports of Greek officials pushing them back into Turkish waters, sometimes with fatal results.
"Everything we would do for our families and our fathers, we do the same thing for these people. We bury them in the Islamic way," says Ekrem Serif-Oamadoglou, as he points to 400 freshly dug graves clustered on the remote hillside.