34 migrants rescued in western Turkey

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On Wednesday, Turkish Coast Guard command teams rescued 34 irregular migrants off the coast of the western Balıkesir state.

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Security sources said that teams of the Turkish Coast Guard Command headed to the coasts of Ayvalik district after receiving a tip-off about the presence of a group of migrants there.

She added that the teams were able to rescue 34 migrants who were on a rubber boat, who were forced by the Greek forces to return to Turkish territorial waters.

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She added that the migrants were referred to the Directorate of Immigration in Balikesir for necessary measures.