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11 undocumented migrants rescued off western Turkey

Coastguard saves undocumented migrants off coast of Bodrum after their boat hits some rocks and takes on water

06.04.2018
11 undocumented migrants rescued off western Turkey Turkish coastguard rescued 11 undocumented migrants - attempting to reach Greece - late Thursday in waters off Turkey's west coast

By Ali Balli

MUGLA, Turkey

The Turkish coastguard rescued 11 undocumented migrants late Thursday in waters off the country’s west coast.

Coastguard sources told Anadolu Agency they saved the migrants as they attempted to reach Greece.

The coastguard spotted their boat hitting some rocks and taking on water near the small island of Kara Ada on the Aegean Turkish coast near the tourist hotspot of Bodrum.

The migrants were taken to the Bodrum Coast Guard Command.

Medical checks were performed on some of the migrants, and the sources said they will be sent to the immigration authority in Mugla province.

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