28 asylum seekers rescued off Turkey’s western coast

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On Thursday, Turkish coast guard teams rescued 28 asylum seekers who were forced back by the Greek authorities to Turkish territorial waters.

Quoting security sources, it was said that the Turkish Coast Guard received a report of asylum seekers on a rubber boat off the coast of Seferihisar district of Izmir state in the west of the country.

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The sources added that the coast guard teams rescued 28 asylum seekers (whose nationalities were not mentioned) who were on the boat after the Greek forces forced them to return to Turkish territorial waters.

He pointed out that the teams later handed over the asylum seekers to the state’s immigration department for legal action.