80 irregular migrants rescued off Turkey's Aegean coast
80 irregular migrants were rescued from a boat off the coast of the Ayvacık district of Turkey’s northwestern Çanakkale province, Turkish Coast Guard Command announced in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the boat carrying 80 irregular migrants was pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by Greek Coast Guard forces.
Turkey has traditionally been a major transit port for irregular immigrants to enter the European countries.
According to the official reports, 113,865 irregular migrants held across the country in 2020.