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Pushback from Greece to Turkey: Visual Analysis

Date 10 March, 2023
Category Special Report

The following report analyzes drone footage published by the Turkish Ministry of Defence (TMD) showing what they claim to be a pushback by Greek authorities south of Bozburun. In January 2023, the Turkish Coast Guard (TCG) updated their database of pushbacks in the Aegean. In the database, the TCG documented a pushback with two liferafts on 4 December 2022. In combining the drone footage, the visual data from the TCG and information released in statements, this report seeks to investigate if both cases refer to the same incident, and whether a Greek vessel was indeed involved in the pushback.