Turkey begins operation to rescue 40 irregular migrants

At least 40 migrants stranded in Yumurta island in Aegean sea; 10 of them rescued

Turkey begins operation to rescue 40 irregular migrants

Turkish Coast Guard on Monday began an operation to rescue 40 irregular migrants stranded in Yumurta island in Aegean sea, sources said.

At least 10 of the migrants were rescued during the operation in northern Aegean, off the coast of Turkey’s Balikesir, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The operation was launched after one of the migrants called the emergency service, they added.

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