Deportation of Migrants From Greece to Turkey Starts Monday

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 10:50 PM

Giorgos Kyritsis, a spokesman for the Greek government'south refugee crisis committee, has told The Associated Press that Frontex, the EU'south border management agency, is solely responsible for the implementation, adding that only a fraction of its promised personnel of over 2.000 is in place.

An agreement between the European Union and Turkey to deport migrants currently on Greek islands back to the Turkish mainland is to get effect Monday morning.

Giorgos Kyritsis, a spokesman for the Greek government'south refugee crisis committee, has told The Associated Press that Frontex, the EU'south border management agency, is solely responsible for the implementation, adding that only a fraction of its promised personnel of over 2.000 is in place.

Frontex has secured three vessels that'll create the brief ride from the island of Lesbos to the Turkish coast starting Monday morning. It aims to deport about seven hundred fifty migrants, mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan, who either didn't apply for asylum or whose applications were rejected, in the first three days.

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