Greece sends another 49 migrants back to Turkey

Young migrants and refugees at a fence in the Moria detention center on the Greek island of Lesbos, on April 16, 2016Greece returned another 49 migrants to Turkey on Tuesday under a controversial EU-Turkey deal to reduce the influx, a police source said, three weeks after the first deportations. The latest expulsions came as tensions flared at a migrants’ camp on the Greek island of Lesbos during a visit by Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas. A government source told AFP that a “misunderstanding” triggered a disturbance at the Moria camp on Lesbos, one of several Greek islands that have seen a massive influx of migrants setting sail from nearby Turkey.

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