Greece began deporting migrants Monday from the island of Lesbos back to Turkey, as part of an agreement with the European Union to manage the continent’s worst refugee crisis since World War II.
Turkey announced that three boats carrying a total of 202 migrants landed in this western port city. They were put on buses and whisked to an unknown location, possibly to a refugee camp near the Bulgarian border or the town of Duzici near the Syrian border.
Merve Demirkan, a spokeswoman for the Turkish foreign ministry, said she was not authorized to reveal information about their destination.
Most of the migrants were non-Syrians, such as Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, according to the Turkish newspaper, Hurriyet. At the same time, 16 Syrian refugees from Turkey arrived by plane in Hanover, Germany, according to the German press agency, DPA.