Greece denies report of secret migrant ‘black site’

Greece denies report of secret ‘black site’ for migrants near Turkish border

ATHENS (Reuters) – The Greek government dismissed on Wednesday a report in The New York Times newspaper that it was holding illegal migrants who cross the border from Turkey at a secret “black site” where they are denied access to lawyers and cannot file asylum claims.

Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece, a European Union member state, since Turkey said on Feb. 28 it would no longer keep them on its territory as part of a 2016 deal with Brussels in return for EU aid for the refugees.

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Source: https://www.reuters.com

Migrants live in tents at the camp on the Greek island of Samos. Image via BBC

Migrants live in tents at the camp on the Greek island of Samos. Image via BBC

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