Lesbos (/ˈlɛzbɒs/, US/ˈlɛzboʊs/; Greek:ΛέσβοςLesvos, pronounced[ˈle̞zvo̞s]), sometimes referred to as Mytilini after its capital, is a Greekisland located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. It has an area of 1,632 square kilometres (630sqmi) with 320 kilometres (199 miles) of coastline, making it the third largest Greek island. It is separated from Turkey by the narrow Mytilini Strait and in late Palaeolithic/Mesolithic times was joined to the Anatolian mainland before the end of the last Ice Age.
Rescued migrants disembark a Greek coast guard vessel at the port of Mytilene, following a shipwreck off the island of Lesbos, on Monday.—Reuters. ATHENS ... The first capsize took place around 3.00am (0000 GMT) off the island of Samos near the Turkish border ... About four hours later, another boat sank near the Greek island of Lesbos ... .
The coast guard said four people died and 18 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants apparently sank northeast of the Greek island of Lesbos, which is near the Turkish coast ... The survivors were taken to Lesbos’ main port of Mytilene, where two people were transferred to a local hospital.
The coast guard said four people died and 18 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants apparently sank northeast of the Greek island of Lesbos, which is near the Turkish coast ... The survivors were taken to Lesbos' main port of Mytilene, where two people were transferred to a local hospital.
The statement recalled reports that 12 asylum seekers fleeing war and repression were rounded up by masked men, stripped of their belongings, and forcibly taken to the port of Mytilene in Lesbos in April. Following the incident, UN experts demanded detailed information from Athens regarding allegations of human rights violations and abuses ... .
“We used a boat from Mitilini port on the Lesbos (Midilli) island along with our emergency vehicles,” Kostas Tsakonas, one of 35 members of the Civil Protection volunteer group, told Anadolu while he was busy coordinating with other volunteers searching for survivors trapped in the wreckage.
The 69 men and six women were in good health after the sailboat was safely towed to a local port, the coastguard said in a statement ... boat sinkings near the Peloponnese and the island of Lesbos earlier this month.
The river forms part of the border between the two countries, and the asylum seekers, all men, are mostly from Afghanistan and Syria... Giannis Papanikos/AP Photo] ... Refugees and migrants wait to be transferred to camps on the mainland after their arrival on a passenger ferry from the island of Lesbos at the port of Lavrio, Greece [File ... .
Several hundred people joined a demonstration in the main port of Lesbos, Mytilene, late Thursday, calling on authorities in Greece and Turkey to cooperate to save lives in the eastern Aegean Sea... Lesbos coast — 16 women, a boy and an adult man, most believed to be from Somalia.
... on Thursday, calling on authorities in Greece and Turkey to co-operate to save lives in the eastern Aegean Sea.Wreaths of flowers were thrown into the sea to honour the victims who died off the Lesbos coast — 16 women, a boy and an adult man, most believed to be from Somalia.
Squalid, gargantuan and rat-infested, the barbed wire-enclosed facility was established in a former military base below a hilltop village on the Greek island of Lesbos at the height of the migrant crisis ... But for Stratis Kitilis, mayor of Mytilene, Lesbos’s main port, Moria’s destruction elicits only relief.