Deportations kick off in Greece amid warnings Turkey is 'not safe 3rd country for refugees'

Authorities on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios have deported more than 200 migrants on boats bound for Turkey. The operation is part of what human rights groups label a “dangerous” EU deal to limit the scale and scope of migration to Europe.
“This is the first day of a very difficult time for refugee rights. Despite the serious legal gaps and lack of adequate protection in Turkey, the EU is forging ahead with a dangerous deal,” Giorgos Kosmopoulos, head of Amnesty International in Greece, told AP, referring to the operation, which started at dawn and was conducted under heavy

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