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European Council President Charles Michel (center) walks with Greek Minister of Citizen Protection Michalis Chrisochoidis (right) and Greek migration minister Notis Mitarakis (left) during his visit in a refugees camp on Lesbos on September 15, 2020 | Photo: Dimitris Tosidis/EPA
From file: Migrants walking outside their tents at the Karatepe refugee camp on Lesbos island, Greece | Photo: ARCHIVE/ EPA/VANGELIS PAPANTONIS
Migrants, turned back by the Greek coast guard, waited several hours in the open sea for rescue workers to come and get them. Photo: DR
The Mavrovouni camp's location right on the coast means its tents are exposed to frequent storms | Photo: Elias Marcou/REUTERS
A photo taken from the NGO Aegean Boat Report which accuses the Greek coast guard of mass migrant pushbacks | Credit: NGO Aegean Boat Report
The Greek coast guard reported that Turkish vessels tried to escort migrant boats into Greek territorial waters | Source: Screenshot from the website of the Hellenic Coast Guard, April 2, 2021
File photo: Migrants on a Greek island waiting to be transferred to the mainland | Photo: Eurokinissi/dpa/picture-alliance
Reports of alleged pushbacks in the Aegean Sea have been mounting over 2020 | Photo: AegeanBoatReport
From file: Aerial view of the former Moria migrant camp on Lesbos | Photo : EPA/Dimitris Tosidis
The island of Lesbos with its Kara Tepe camp has had a bout of severe winter weather | Photo: Elias Marcou/REUTERS
Greek Minister of Migration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis, referred to allegations of Greek pushbacks 'fake news' | Source: YouTube screenshot
Frontex is assisting various national coast guard forces across the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld
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