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April 4, 2016 9:40 am

Deported Migrants Shipped Back to Turkey Under Disputed EU Deal

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Syrian and Iraqi immigrants getting off a boat from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photo: Wikipedia.

Syrian and Iraqi immigrants getting off a boat from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photo: Wikipedia.

The first migrants deported from Greek islands under a disputed EU-Turkey deal were shipped back to Turkey on Monday in a drive to shut down the main route by which a million people fleeing war and poverty crossed the Aegean Sea in the last year.

Under the pact criticiszd by refugee agencies and human rights campaigners, Ankara will take back all migrants and refugees who enter Greece illegally, including Syrians.

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