116 Migrants and Refugees Were Detected in the Aegean Sea for a Day

The Greek coastguard has detected 116 people sailing from Turkey in three separate incidents on Tuesday morning alone, BGNES reported.

The first incident, according to the ANA-MPA, involves 27 migrants in an inflatable boat spotted southwest of the port of Alexandroupoli in northern Greece in the early hours of Tuesday.

More than 120 migrants rescued in east Aegean on Monday morning

Greek coast guard officers located and rescued 121 migrants and refugees in two separate incidents in the eastern Aegean Sea on Monday morning.

The fist incident concerned an inflatable dinghy that had sailed from Turkey and was trying to reach the northern shores of Ikaria. It was carrying 49 unidentified migrants who have been transported to Vathy on the nearby island of Samos.

Dozens of migrants rescued off Alexandroupolis, Farmakonisi

Greece's Coast Guard said it rescued 49 migrants from a dinghy sailing off the northern city of Alexandroupolis early Thursday morning.
The rescuees were transferred safely to the port of Alexandroupolis where the local port authority will investigate the incident.
The coast guard did not provide details on their nationalities.

Turkish military planes embark on violations spree

In what is seen as a response to an ongoing annual exercise by the Hellenic Navy in the Aegean, Turkish jets violated Greek national airspace 99 times on Tuesday, according to the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA).

Forty-six of those violations were conducted by fighter jets and the other 53 by CN-235 surveillance aircraft.

Nineteen migrants rescued in eastern Aegean

Greece's Coast Guard rescued early Thursday morning 19 migrants who were on board an inflatable dingy in the sea northeast of the islet of Farmakonisi in the eastern Aegean.
They were all transferred to the island's port, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

No further details were available on the rescuees or their health.