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Asylum seekers rescued by Turkish Coat Guard in Aegean Sea

According to the authorities, coast guard vessel sent to the area district after stranded sailing boat called for help.
14.11.2020 - 09:04

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 29 asylum seekers Saturday who were stranded in the Aegean Sea.

CHILDREN WERE AMONG THE ASYLUM SEEKERS

A Coast Guard vessel in northwestern Balikesir province was sent to the coast of Altinova district when a sailing boat was stranded at sea and called for help, according to an official statement.

Turkey has been a key transit point for irregular migrants wanting to reach Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.