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First wave of migrants returned to Turkey

By Agencies in Dikili, Turkey | China Daily | Updated: 2016-04-05 08:13

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Three boats shipped scores of migrants from the Greek islands to Turkey on Monday, the first wave of deportations under a hotly-contested pact to ease Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II.

As the sun rose over the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios, some 200 migrants, mainly from Pakistan and Bangladesh, were ferried back across the Aegean Sea, retracing the perilous journey they took on rickety boats in their desperation to reach Europe.

First wave of migrants returned to Turkey

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