The primary boat taking migrants being deported from Greece has arrived in Turkey within an EU strategy targeted at easing mass migration to Europe.
Most of the 136 individuals who left Lesbos and arrived in Dikili, western Turkey, on Monday were Pakistanis.
Under the offer, for each Syrian migrant returned to Turkey, the EU is due to take in another Syrian that has formed a valid request.
Sixteen Syrian migrants were the first to arrive in Germany from Turkey.Yet, Syrians weren’t among the initial group of deportees, Greek authorities said, adding they contained citizens from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Morocco who had not applied for asylum.
Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir additionally said no Syrians were sent from Greece.