“Amid Perilous Mediterranean Crossings, Migrants Find a Relatively Easy Path to Greece,” by Ceylan Yeginsu and Anemona Hartocollis for the New York Times:
As darkness falls and the last of the shorefront cafes in Bodrum clear their tables for the night, dozens of migrants pour out of a waiting bus. In the gloam, they charge for the sea, dragging a large rubber dinghy.
Their smugglers point them toward the flashing lighthouse on the Greek island of Kos, as little as 25 minutes away in a good boat.
In their flimsy inflatables, they usually reach there by dawn, quickly puncture their dinghies so no one can force them back, then walk into town…