Former New Zealand premier enters race to lead the United Nations.
Clark 66, one of the most experienced women in global politics, was Prime Minister during 1999-2008.
shut borders and barbed wire in a bid to push back migrants fleeing war and poverty in Syria, the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
And despite the controversy surrounding the deal (which we have spoken about in our previous issue), it appears to be reducing the flow.
Turkey’s interior minister Efkan Ala said that the numbers crossing had already fallen substantially to just 300 people a day. But some decided to chance it despite the risk of being sent back, and the Turkish coastguard on April 4, 2016 blocked a boatload of about 60 mostly Afghan migrants.
The first wave of expulsions passed off smoothly under a visible police presence, as two boats left Lesbos carrying 136 migrants and one from the island of Chios carrying 66, said Yorgos Kyritsis, the Greek government’s migration spokesman. In the boats the grimfaced deportees sat in rows accompanied by security guards from the EU’s Frontex border agency, according to images on Turkish state media who were allowed on board the vessels.
They arrived at the Turkish Aegean resort of Dikili to a heavy security presence on the harbourside and media kept at a distance by metal barriers.
Turkish state media reported that migrants from Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan were among the first wave.