Türkiye rescues 122 irregular migrants in Aegean Sea

Türkiye
Tue, 12 Dec 2023 7:32 GMT
Irregular migrants pushed back by Greek authorities into Turkish territorial waters, says Turkish Coast Guard.
Türkiye rescues 122 irregular migrants in Aegean Sea

Türkiye rescued 122 irregular migrants in the Aegean Sea after Greek authorities pushed them back into Turkish territorial waters, according to a statement Monday.

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 87 irregular migrants off the coast of Karaburun district in Izmir province, while 35 were rescued off Menderes district in Izmir, said the Coast Guard.

The migrants were transported to the provincial migration department.

Türkiye and global rights groups have repeatedly condemned Greece's illegal practice of pushing back asylum seekers, saying it violates humanitarian values and international law by endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants, including women and children.

AA

Related News

MILLET MEDIA OE.
BİLAL BUDUR & CENGİZ ÖMER KOLLEKTİF ŞİRKETİ.
Address: Miaouli 7-9, Xanthi 67100, GREECE.
Tel: +30 25410 77968.
Email: info@milletgazetesi.gr.