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Turkey: 12 asylum seekers rescued in Aegean

Turkey: 12 asylum seekers rescued in Aegean
Asylum seekers rescued by Turkish coast guard after being stranded by Greek authorities

By Sabri Kesen

MUGLA, Turkey (AA) - Turkey's coast guard on Tuesday rescued a total of 12 asylum seekers pushed back to Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea by Greek coast guard boats.

Rescued off the coast of Marmaris in southwestern Mugla province, the asylum seekers were taken to nearby ports and transferred to local migration offices.

The asylum seekers had been driven back from Greek waters while trying to reach Europe.

Turkish authorities arrested two alleged human smugglers.

* Writing by Dilan Pamuk

source: News Feed
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