Three Dead Migrants Found Off Chios

Three Dead Migrants Found Off Chios

EvrosGreece’s Coast Guard said the bodies of three would-be migrants were been retrieved in the waters off the eastern Aegean island of Chios as people trying to sneak into Greece by water after the erection of a fence along the Turkish border continued.

Two of the bodies were found by fishermen early in the morning of Jan. 13 and the third early in the afternoon by a coast guard vessel. All three were men, who were presumably trying to cross into Greece from nearby Turkey.

A Coast Guard spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record to media, confirmed that an autopsy on the first two bodies showed they had drowned. In December, 18 immigrants from Iraq drowned when their vessel sank off the island of Lesbos, further north and close to Turkey.

  • Alex

    Its a shame these people drowned but they did it to themselves by trying to cross illegally into someone else’s country. We need to make it clear to both illegals in Greece and any contemplating coming they are not welcome.  Illegals should not be confused with patriotic legal immigrants
    (i.e. that applied abroad first and reviewed by our government for
    suitability to integrate). Nor should they be confused with patriotic
    minorities living in Greece (who should have the same rights as Greeks and are a national treasure for loving Greece despite not being Greek)

    We should not trust unelected foreign funded NGOs no matter how much they rant “fascism” and “racism”. They have no moral right to be bizarrely trying to dictate our immigration policies while their own country’s deport illegals.   I used to be fooled by foreign funded NGOs but after they started framing massive numbers of illegals as “immigrants”  and dishonestly pretended not to notice to Skopians sudden change into ancient Macedonians and irredentism  I realized that some of those that claim to be “against racism”… are racist against Greeks.

    I have observed the only “Greeks” they support are lefitst  “modern Greek” anti-Hellenic extremists. A perfect example of this is Panayotes Dimitras of Helsinki Greece who has bizarrely made a living off bashing Greeks…. while dishonestly pretending he doesn’t notice the Skopians irredentism and sudden identity change into “ancient Macedonians”. 

    Essentially some of these alleged “human rights” supporters want Greeks to commit ethnic suicide to cover up their shame for referencing the manipulative Skopians as “Macedonians”. (putting covering up their mistakes ahead of the human rights of Greeks). We should not believe anything they have to say until they apologize to the Greek people for ethnically harassing us on the Macedonia issue, strongly condemn the FYROM governments attempts to usurp our identity and irredentism, and retract name recognition from FYROM, Anything less from them is just a dishonerable attempt to hide the error of their unprincipled support of the Skopians.

    “This (US)
    Government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian
    “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be
    unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees
    in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against
    Greece” – US State Department Dec, 1944 (Foreign Relations Vol. VIII
    Washington D.C. Circular Airgram – 868.014/26)

  • hankz

    Turkey is to blame for these deaths. Turkey once again has gone back on its words about keeping illegal immigrants from crossing into Greece. Another bilateral and International agreements broken by our good friends the Turks..