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Turkey rescues dozens of asylum seekers pushed back by Greece

Turkey rescues dozens of asylum seekers pushed back by Greece

45 asylum seekers rescued off coast of Balıkesir province.
16.11.2021 - 12:03

Turkish coast guard units rescued dozens of asylum seekers pushed back by Greek forces late Monday.

A total of 45 asylum seekers were rescued from a rubber boat off the coast of Ayvalık district in Turkey's northwestern province of Balıkesir, the Turkish Coast Guard said in a statement.

One person was also arrested for alleged human smuggling, the statement said.