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Greece returns 90 migrants, Turkish authorities say

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Turkish officials say Greece has returned 90 migrants from Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria and Turkey who had crossed into the country from Turkey.

The government's migration agency in Edirne, northwest Turkey, said the migrants crossed back into Turkey on Friday through the Ipsala border gate.

Greece returned the migrants under an existing agreement with Greece on the readmission to Turkey of migrants who do not qualify for international protection.

The migration agency said eight Algerian migrants were placed at a deportation center in Edirne, while 71 Pakistanis and Moroccans were sent to a detention center in Erzurum, in eastern Turkey.

[AP]