Validating Border Violence on the Aegean: Frontex’s Internal Records

Covadonga Bachiller Lopez, Niamh Keady-Tabbal

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The Aegean Sea, separating Turkey from Greece’s ‘hotspot’ islands, is a site of longstanding and increasingly visible border violence: the systematic use of inflatable life rafts by the Hellenic Coast Guard to push people back to Turkey has been widely documented since March last year. This maritime borderzone also stages the operational theatre of Frontex Joint Operation Poseidon, under which patrol boats, helicopters and surveillance planes have been deployed to patrol the extensive breadth of water.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog Post
Media of outputOnline
PublisherBorder Criminologies
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2021


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