EU countries ‘pushing back’ asylum seekers at sea

 EU countries ‘pushing back’ asylum seekers at sea

EU countries ‘pushing back’ asylum seekers at sea

A row has broken out between the Greek government and the EU over the country’s treatment of migrants trying to reach Europe from Turkey.

A top EU official has told to International media that the Greek government must stop the illegal deportation of migrants arriving on the country’s borders.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansonn, said that the “very well founded” reports of pushbacks at sea and on land were “violations of fundamental European values.”

The country’s migration and asylum minister, Notis Mitarachi, has rejected claims by a senior EU official that Greece is breaching European fundamental rights, and says the reports of illegal deportation of people trying to reach Greece from Turkey were “unfounded”.

Human rights groups allege that thousands of people seeking asylum in Europe have been pushed back from Greece to Turkey before being given a chance to apply for asylum

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