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Turkey rescues dozens of irregular migrants in Aegean Sea

Rescued individuals were pushed backed by Greek authorities

Sabri Kesen and Halil Fidan   | 17.05.2021
Turkey rescues dozens of irregular migrants in Aegean Sea

MUGLA / IZMIR, Turkey 

Turkish coast guard units on Monday rescued dozens of irregular migrants after they were pushed back by Greek authorities in the Aegean Sea.

Thirty-two migrants in Izmir province and 11 others in Mugla province were rescued off Turkey's Aegean coast, according to the information obtained from local authorities.

They were later referred to the provincial migration office.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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