The death and loss of migrants left by Greece to die in the Aegean Sea


Six irregular migrants, two infants, a woman and 3 children, were killed after Greece left them to fight for death in the Aegean Sea, while the Turkish coast guard rescued 73 migrants, and the search continues for 5 missing persons.


The Turkish Coast Guard Command said in a statement on Tuesday that its teams rushed to rescue migrants after receiving a report at midnight last night that a group of migrants were on life rafts off the beaches of Marmaris in the southwestern state of Mugla.

It indicated that it sent two boats to the site, and the teams were able to rescue 66 migrants who were on board 3 life rafts.

She pointed out that a helicopter, a plane and an additional boat were sent after the migrants were informed that the number of rafts the Greek side had placed them in was 4.


The teams were able to find the fourth buoy, which was almost submerged, and were able to rescue 7 other migrants and reach the bodies of 6 people, including two infants, a woman and 3 children.

After informing the migrants who were part of the semi-submerged raft that their number was 18, the teams began searching for 5 other migrants, including two infants, and the search is still going on for the missing.

The migrants reported that they set out from Lebanon on September 10 on a 15-meter wooden boat with the aim of reaching Italy.

They noted that they had sought help from the Greek coast guard after they ran out of fuel off the island of Rhodes on Monday.


They pointed out that the Greek coast guard transferred them to a boat and took their valuables from them, then put them on 4 life rafts and left them at a point near the Turkish territorial waters to drift into the sea.