Although the distance between Greece and the East African country exceeds 4,500km, Somalis are traveling by air to Turkey in order to pass to into Greece via the islands or Evros, Proto Thema reported.
Lately, the arrivals of illegal immigrants from Somalia to the Aegean islands have hit increased so much so that Greek authorities are mobilizing.
Of the 214 arrivals of illegal immigrants recorded since the beginning of November in Lesvos, 142 come from Somalia.
These are victims of traffickers who with cooperation, of Turkish authorities are transported from Somalia to Turkey and from there to the Greek border.
Minister of Migration and Asylum, Notis Mitarachi, said that Greece has evidence that Turkey is facilitating the transfer of Somalis.