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In wake of Turkey unrest, Greece grows nervous about a potential spike in influx of refugees

In wake of Turkey unrest, Greece grows nervous about a potential spike in influx of refugees

Early on the first day of August, the peak of the summer season in Greece, the Greek coast guard spotted an inflatable motorized boat laden with refugees and migrants off the tourist island of Chios, near a fishing village called Waterfall.

Coast guard vessels approached and saved the 54 people aboard, according to a statement released late on the same day. It was an operation that, over the past year or more, has become a standard task of the Greek coast guard patrolling the narrow strip of waters between Greece’s islands and the Turkish coast.

But Greek officials are nervously monitoring the area after the president of its bigger neighbor, Turkey, survived a...

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