Opposition leaders call for Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi to resign amid fury over comments blaming victims for setting sail as grieving relatives arrive in Italy to claim corpses.
The EU is exploring ways for its border agency, Frontex, to operate in third-party states to dissuade migration.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International challenge charges against 24 volunteers, who had gone on trial accused of smuggling-related charges.
The EU’s European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex has admitted to acting together with Greece in the illegal pushbacks of migrants.
"A total of 813 migrants, including 473 from sub-Saharan Africa" were caught off the North African country's coast in 37 different operations earlier this week, officials say.
At the behest of Greece, the European Anti-Fraud Office did not release its report on Greece's illegal pushback until it leaked last month. Finally out, it exposes Athens' heavy-handed tactics against migrants.
Employees of EU's border agency were involved in covering up the illegal pushbacks of refugees and migrants from Greece to Türkiye in violation of their "fundamental rights," says European Union's anti-fraud watchdog in a new report.
An investigation found that Frontex was complicit in Greek efforts to force migrants and asylum-seekers crossing the Aegean Sea to return to Türkiye hiding Greece's illegal actions.
Greece has been creating an artificial agenda against Türkiye to try to distract the world from focusing on its crimes, Türkiye’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says.
The resignation comes after a joint investigation by European media outlets said despite public denial, the EU border agency was involved in illegal pushbacks of asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea.
Turkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says watching on as people freeze to death is not something that can be accepted, as he also accuses EU's border agency Frontex of inaction.
One migrant has said his cousin drowned at sea after he and his family were pushed overboard by the Greek Coast Guard.
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