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A total of 21 migrants rescued at sea in Greece

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A total of 21 migrants rescued at sea in Greece

Athenes, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Greek coast guard reported that it rescued 21 migrants at sea near Rhodes island. The operation to locate and rescue those who traveled in an inflatable boat in the Aegean Sea northeast Rhodes, was carried out under the coordination of a single search center, the guard said in a statement.
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“All the migrants were taken on board and moved to the Rhodes harbor, the report explained.

Skai television channel reported that the search began after a SOS call from one of them to the European number 112.

Local media explain that the operation took place in dificult wheather conditions provoked by strong winds.

The majority of the illegal immigrants arrive in Greece by sea from Turkey.

Athenes accuses Turkey of using them as a political tool.

By the other hand, Ankara and human rights organizations denounced the violation by Greece of international humanitarian law and the use of force against migrants and refugees.

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