In spite of NATO’s Aegean deal, rift wide open between EU Med countries

EPA/Carmen Jaspersen

Relatives of crewmen aboard the German Navy's Typ EGV 702 Berlin-class supply ship 'Bonn' wave farewell as the vessel departs from the German Navy base in Wilhelmshaven, Germany to participate in the activities of the permanent maritime NATO contingent 2 in the Mediterranean Sea.

In spite of NATO’s Aegean deal, rift wide open between EU Med countries


In response to the refugees crisis in the Mediterranean sea, crisis, NATO has ordered last week three warships to sail to the Aegean Sea to help Greece, Turkey and the EU border agency Frontex conduct sea patrols.
Since reaching a deal with the EU in November, Turkey has stepped up its counter-smuggling efforts, increasing sea patrols, detaining thousands before they make the sea crossings, cracking down on trafficking groups and raiding workshops that produce bogus lifejackets or dinghies.
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