Turkish coast guard rescues 37 migrants forcibly returned by Greece


Turkish coast guard teams rescued 37 irregular migrants who were forced by Greece to return to Turkey’s territorial waters.


And the state of Izmir (west) said in a statement on Saturday that the coast guard teams had received a report of a rubber boat carrying migrants off the shores of Cesme district.

She pointed out that the teams that rushed to the area rescued 25 migrants of Liberian nationality, 9 Yemenis and 3 Eritreans who were on the boat.

In a related context, the statement pointed out that the gendarmerie forces arrested 31 illegal immigrants in Urla district, holding Yemeni citizenship, after they were spotted by a drone in a coastal area.


The migrants, including women and children, were referred to the Directorate of Immigration after providing them with food.