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The entrance to Greece’s land border with Turkey was made more difficult (deployment of ground units of the European agency Frontex, erection of a fence, technology enhanced control, back at the border), so exiles take again the sea, from the coast of Turkey to the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.

Greece therefore requires additional European funds to strengthen controls at the maritime border, arguing the growing number of Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to reach Europe.

Articles in English :

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_04/09/2014_542667

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/04/us-greece-immigration-idUSKBN0GZ27I20140904