On Wednesday, the Turkish Coast Guard rescued 76 irregular migrants in the west of the country after they were forced to return to Turkish territorial waters by Greek forces in the Aegean Sea.
It was reported that the Turkish Coast Guard received a report of migrants inside a rubber boat off the coast of the city of Gush Adasi in the state of Aydin (west), and another off the coast of Cesme in the state of Izmir (west), so its teams immediately went to the two sites.
He added that the Turkish coast guard in the state of Aydin rescued the boat with 38 irregular migrants on board, in addition to rescuing 22 others in Izmir (without mentioning their nationalities), who were forced by Greek forces to return to Turkish waters.
Off the coast of the city of Bodrum in the state of Mugla (west), the teams rescued 16 irregular migrants inside a rubber boat.
Rescue teams transferred the migrants to the Turkish mainland and referred them to the Directorate of Immigration in the aforementioned states.