Even children are deported


Dikili, Turkey
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The succinct press release:

This Tuesday, the repatriation of migrants from Greece to Turkey will continue. This was stated by a government spokesperson. According to information from local media, twelve people are to be brought to Turkey on board the ship "Nazli Jale". A coastguard officer said: "The ship will leave shortly. The port of destination is Dikili in Turkey." Among the twelve are migrants who have no chance of being granted asylum in Greece, local media reported.

According to the harbour authorities in Dikili, there were 17 people.

It also goes unmentioned that three children were among the deportees. The sea was extremely rough that day. The ship could hardly dock and an employee of the harbour told me that he didn't understand why the Greeks sent a ship out in this weather.

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After registration, the deportees were taken by bus to Pehlivaköy, where there is a repatriation camp that was set up with EU money and is the last stop before deportation.

The article with details about the deportation by Michael Bonvalot and myself is published on: https://www.vice.com/de/read/so-sieht-es-aus-wenn-die-eu-kinder-in-die-tuerkei-deportiert