Aegean Sea

Five migrants drown in Aegean Sea trying to reach Greece, report says

Four women and a child drowned in the Aegean Sea when the boat they were travelling on capsized in rough waters and stormy weather, Greek television network Skai reported Saturday.

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EU official: No deaths recorded in Aegean Sea since EU-Turkey deal

No migrants are known to have died in the Aegean Sea since late March, when a deal between Turkey and the European Union aimed at curbing migration movements began to take effect, an EU official...

EU-Turkey migration deal to curb Aegean crossings beginning Sunday

Turkey and the European Union struck a deal on Friday to stop the torrent of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea, declaring that those arriving on Greek shores can expect to be returned to Turkey...

Smugglers working around NATO patrols in the Aegean, commander says

People smugglers taking migrants from Turkey to Greece are changing their routes to avoid NATO vessels deployed to the Aegean Sea, and the flow of migrants to the Greek islands has not dropped, a...

Eighteen refugees drown off Turkish coast

Eighteen refugees have drowned in the Aegean Sea off Turkey, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reports.

NATO counter-trafficking mission to curb migration in the Aegean

NATO started patrolling the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey at the end of February in an effort to "cut the lines of illegal trafficking and illegal migration," a statement from the...

Syrian refugees in Turkey face treacherous crossing to Greece

The Aegean Sea along Turkey's western coast is its watery frontier with Europe, and Syrian refugees vow that no measures by Europe or the Turkish government will stop them from crossing it as they...

NATO agrees mission to curb migration, EU ministers mull next steps

Migrants rescued by NATO vessels in the Aegean Sea will be returned to Turkey, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said early Thursday after the military alliance finalized an operation to monitor...

NATO anti-migrant smuggling mission will return people to Turkey

Migrants rescued by NATO vessels in the Aegean Sea will be returned to Turkey, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, after the military alliance finalized an operation to monitor the...

NATO ships reach Aegean Sea for migrant smuggling surveillance

NATO vessels have arrived in the Aegean Sea to start monitoring the migration route between Turkey and Greece, a NATO official told dpa on Friday, as the military alliance prepares to help gather...

Minister: Croatia will see how it can help NATO mission in Aegean

Croatia will look into the ways of how to assist the NATO-led naval mission in the Aegean Sea, agreed on Thursday so as to combat the smuggling of refugees, Croatian Deference Minister Josip...

NATO to prepare for mission to curb migrant smuggling in Aegean

Europe has been struggling to deal with a surge in migration that saw more than 1 million people reach the continent last year. Many are asylum seekers fleeing the war in Syria, but economic...