Many immigrants who recently entered Europe entered through Greece, making a short but often dangerous voyage by sea from Turkey with the help of human traffickers.
It is just 20 km from Pektas on the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos.
Syrian journalist Ali Hafeez and his family sailed on Monday, escaping the war and still going on in their country.
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He was able to film the dangerous journey in a crowded dinghy.
Lesbos threw a rope to the settlers on a couple of boats near the beach, and the relief was immense as to where they would reach.
Ali and his family did it safely, but many were unlucky.
Many drowned, while others were fortunately rescued.
On the same day a Greek passenger boat rescued 35 migrants, including small children and an infant, in the same water. Their boat sank and many passengers were already aboard when help arrived.
Recent films about dead children being washed up on beaches highlight the plight of immigrants and the dangers of looking for safety and a better life, but they are still coming.
Aid agencies estimate that about 2,000 people a day make the dangerous journey from Turkey to Greece.