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Turkey rescues dozens of asylum seekers pushed back by Greece

45 asylum seekers rescued off coast of Balikesir province

Miraç Kaya   | 16.11.2021
Turkey rescues dozens of asylum seekers pushed back by Greece

BALIKESIR, Turkey 

Turkish coast guard units rescued dozens of asylum seekers pushed back by Greek forces late Monday. 

A total of 45 asylum seekers were rescued from a rubber boat off the coast of Ayvalik district in Turkey's northwestern province of Balikesir, the Turkish Coast Guard said in a statement.

One person was also arrested for alleged human smuggling, the statement said.

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