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"There is a war in Aegean, with human deaths" , writes the credible military reporter Paris Karvounopoulos on On Alert website. The "hot incidents" between the Greek Coast Guard and the Turkish Coast Guard Command, he explains, are numerous and at the same time serious as tens of human lives are lost
The latest tragedy in Pharmakonisi dramatically raises the death toll in the Aegean sea, the journalist continues by his article .
The Turkish Coast Guard "revealed" their firearms, Paris Karvounopoulos describes, armed and turned against the vessels of the Greek Coast Guard! This is a dangerous escalation step in the Aegean, the journalist comments, by the excuse and occasion of the migration.
At the same time, the article continues, the Coast boat crews speak of inhuman treatment of the Turkish crews against immigrants at sea. The Greek Coast guard men Complaint that the Turks do not give the slightest assistance to migrants at sea. Instead, they say, the Turkish act in ways that pose straight danger to the migrants' life. Only when the Greek Coast guard ships approach, the Turks "pretend" to help. And finally, they leave the immigrants to board on the vessels of the Greek Coast Guard..
Watch the human agony of refugees struggling to survive their lives by these incredible tragic pictures published by dailymail
FIFTEEN young children - including four babies - among 34 refugees drowned after their boat sank off Greek island
Farmakonisi, 12 miles from Turkey. It is thought to be largest recorded death toll from any accident in Greek waters since the migrant crisis began
These heartbreaking images show the terrifying moment an overcrowded dinghy packed with refugees deflated and left them swimming desperately to shore.
One picture shows a breathless fully clothed father carrying his two-month-old baby boy through the water in a rubber ring as their crammed dinghy collapsed 100m from the Greek holiday island of Lesbos.
It comes on the same day 34 refugees drowned off Farmakonisi, believed to be the largest recorded death toll from any single accident in Greek waters since the migrant crisis began.
The latest deaths in the Aegean Sea came as Athens angrily defended its handling of the mounting migrant crisis in Europe.
Another 68 people were plucked alive from the sea while a further 29 managed to swim to safety on a beach on the island, the coastguard said.
The coastguard was also still searching for four children missing when another boat capsized yesterday off Samos, a Greek island close to the Turkish coast.
More than 380,000 people have arrived in Europe by sea this year as Europe struggles to cope with the greatest refugee crisis since World War Two
Tens of thousands of migrants from Syria and Afghanistan have braved the treacherously rough seas this year from the Turkish coast to Greece's eastern islands.
More than 380,000 people have arrived in Europe by sea this year, figures from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR showed, including close to 260,000 in Greece and 121,000 in Italy.
They are frequently squeezed together in flimsy and overcrowded inflatable dinghies.
On Lesbos - where 20,000 mainly Syrian refugees have arrived in the past few weeks - a further 10 dinghies arrived within 90 minutesh on Sunday September 13th.
One inflatable carrying about 70 refugees, including many children, burst about 100 metres from the shore, leaving the exhausted refugees with a desperate last swim to safety.
They follow the death of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi whose lifeless body was pictured face down on a Turkish beach, which sparked an international outcry over the human cost of the crisis.
He drowned along with his mother Rihan and five-year-old brother Galip when their boat capsized on a short journey from Turkey to the Greek island of Kos.
A Syrian refugee girl is seen in tears as she is hugged by her brother after arriving on Lesbos in the dinghy
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