Migrant boats headed to UK spotted in Channel

Two small boats carrying immigrants have been intercepted by Border Force officers in the Channel, Sky News understands, as Turkey stated the nation couldn’t address a brand new wave of migrants from Syria.

In the most recent tried crossings in the Channel, the boats, which have been headed in the direction of the UK shoreline, carried 22 individuals. The migrants have been believed to be from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Philippines.

President Erdogan has warned Turkey cannot cope with its migrant situation
Image: President Erdogan has warned Turkey can’t address its migrant scenario

They have been taken to Dover, the place they have been assessed by medics and later transferred to immigration officers.

The Home Office stated it’s at present coping with extra migrant boat incidents.

It is one among various incidents not too long ago in which migrants have been picked up whereas trying to cross the Channel.

More than 50 suspected migrants arrived on Britain’s shoreline in in the future on the finish of August.

But in latest weeks, Turkey has put strain on European nations to assist its migration scenario.

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President Tayyip Erdogan referred to as for extra assist to take care of an inflow Syrian refugees after saying two weeks in the past that he may open the gates for Syrians to massively migrate into Europe.

He introduced plans to resettle a million refugees in northern Syria and stated the route for migrants into Europe would reopen if Turkey doesn’t obtain sufficient worldwide assist for the plan.

More than 3.5 million Syrian refugees at present stay in Turkey on account of the battle that has battered Syria since 2011.

Responding to Mr Erdogan’s announcement, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Turkey of attempting to threaten Greece and the EU.

“Mr Erdogan must understand that he cannot threaten Greece and Europe in an attempt to secure more resources to handle the refugee (issue),” Mr Mitsotakis stated.

He argued that the European Union has given €6bn (£5.3bn) in latest years to assist Turkey take care of the migrant disaster.

Refugees and migrants try to leave a boat as they arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, November 26, 2015
Image: Refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, November 2015

At the height of the disaster in 2015, hundreds of migrants arrived on Greek shores on daily basis.

The numbers had sharply decreased after Turkey and the EU signed a deal to lower off the stream in 2016, however extra migrants have been arriving in Greece in latest months.

On in the future in August, 13 boats carrying 546 individuals landed in Lesbos and 32 individuals have been rescued at sea – marking the primary mass arrival from Turkey in three years.

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