Greece plans fast deportations to Turkey

Greece’s migration minister says his country is seeking European Union backing for the swift deportation of migrants not considered eligible for asylum from Greek islands back to Turkey.

Ioannis Mouzalas told Skai television Wednesday that EU-supervised screening centers being set up on the Greeks islands could be used to send back ineligible migrants on chartered boats to Turkey “the next morning.” Mouzalas conceded the government was experiencing delays with setting up the island screening centers — known as hotspots — but said Athens is seeking additional assistance with the project.



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