The first boat that carried migrant deportees from Greece has reached Turkey as part of the plan by the European Union to handle mass migration to Europe.
Numerous Greece migrants who board ferries on the island of Lesbos in Greek arrived in Western Turkey (Dikili).
European Union’s border agency, Frontex, informed BBC that 136 people departed from Lesbos and most them were Pakistanis.
As per the deal, for each Syrian migrant who will be returned to Turkey, the EU will accept another Syrian who legitimately applied.
However, Greek authorities said the first deportees were those who had not applied for asylum, and included citizens from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Morocco.
It s expected that another ferry carrying the migrants will leave on Monday from the Greek island of Chios to Turkey.
Earlier on, there was a small protest at Lesbos port gate but the returns were calmly carried out.
The Turkey-EU deal states that migrants that will illegally arrive in Greece without asylum application will be sent back to sent back to Turkey. The same applies in a scenario where their application is rejected.
Greece migrants have complained that they lack knowledge regarding asylum procedure and some added that they were unaware that they would be deported.
Associated Press reported that there is no enough staff to complete the task.