Human smuggling between Greece and Turkey

The European Union estimates up to 80,000 illegal migrants enter Greece each year through Turkey, many with the use of human smugglers.

Due to the high demand and competition, migrants often do not have to pay the human smugglers unless the smuggling is successful.

Source: Dorian Jones, “Greece Worries Over Recent Wave of Migrants Through Turkey,” Voice of America, March 15, 2011.