From file: Syrian refugees on the border between Turkey and Syria | Photo: Imago/Zuma
Migrants are seen walking near the Pournara migrant reception center in the Republic of Cyprus earlier this year - while in the distance, the flag of the self-declared TRNC is seen etched into the ground | Photo: Picture-alliance

From file: Members of the Turkish Coast Guard take migrants, who were allegedly pushed back from the Greece side, on a boat during a patrol to search and rescue for migrants offshore the Ayvalik district in Balikesir, Turkey | Photo: EPA/Erdem Sahin
The Greek coast guard reportedly rescued several people from a shipwrecked boat off the island of Kos on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Source: Greek coast guard screenshot
A Human Rights Watch report says removal centers in Turkey are often overcrowded. August 22, 2021 | Photo: Emrah Gürel/picture alliance
Two vessels of the Greek coastguard patrol | Source: Hellenic coastguard
From file: Turkish coast guard officers help carry a woman off a life raft during a rescue operation in the Aegean Sea on Sept. 12, 2020 | Photo:Emrah Gurel/  AP Photo
The migrants say they were beaten and bound upon arrival on Lesbos | Photo: Marios Lolos/Xinhua/IMAGO
From file: Refugees told HRW Turkish authorities 'beat and abused most of them' | Photo: Rami Alsayed/NurPhoto/picture-alliance
From file: Greece has built a steel wall along the Evros river, the natural border between Turkey and Greece, to prevent migrants from entering the country irregularly | Photo: Giannis Papanikos/AP/picture alliance

From file: The Greek coast guard patrols the country's territorial waters but is also frequently called out to respond to emergency situations | Photo: picture-alliance/Zumapress
From file: Image from an alleged maritime pushback incident in the Aegean Sea | Photo: Aegean Boat Report