10 undocumented migrants rescued in Aegean Sea

Turkish Coast Guard rescues 10 migrants after vessel begins to sink.

10 undocumented migrants rescued in Aegean Sea

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Coast Guard rescued 10 Syrian and Iranian migrants on Saturday in the Aegean Sea as their boat was in danger of sinking.

When patrolling near Bodrum, in southwestern Turkey, the coast guard spotted a Iranian, swimming and in trouble, who was trying to reach Greece.

Meanwhile, another coast guard team off Marmaris, also in southwestern Turkey, captured nine Syrian migrants, including two children and two women.

The escapees were taken to police station.

Turkey, a transit point for illegal migrants trying to reach Europe, signed an agreement in December with the European Union that allows EU countries to send back unauthorized immigrants entering into Europe via Turkey. 

Last Mod: 05 Temmuz 2014, 14:55
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