The Rescue of 48 migrants pushed into Turkish waters by Greece

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Turkish coast guard teams rescued 48 irregular migrants who were pushed by the Greek authorities into Turkish territorial waters off the coast of the southwestern Mugla state.

Security sources said that the teams carried out an operation on Friday after receiving a report about the presence of irregular migrants in front of the Marmaris and Bodrum districts of Mugla.

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The sources indicated that the teams rescued 48 migrants who were on a boat, a life raft, and a rubber dinghy, and it was found that the Greek authorities had pushed them into Turkish waters.

Turkish Coast Guard teams transported the migrants to land, then handed them over to Mugla Directorate of Migration officials to take the necessary legal and humanitarian measures.