Turkey rescues 23 irregular migrants forcibly returned by Greece

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On Wednesday, the Turkish Coast Guard rescued 23 irregular migrants who were forced by Greece to return to Turkish waters off the coast of the western state of Mugla.

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The Coast Guard Command said in a statement that its teams headed to the coasts of Ortag district of Mugla after receiving information about the presence of migrants on a rubber boat.

She explained that her teams rescued 23 migrants on the boat, who were pushed by the Greek coast guard towards Turkish territorial waters.

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The teams referred the migrants to the Directorate of Migration in Mugla after completing legal procedures for their right to command the coast guard.