A total of 561 irregular migrants rescued over the past week, Turkish Coast Guard says
561 irregular migrants have been rescued off oast of western Turkey over the past week, Turkish Coast Guard Command said in a statement on Saturday.
Between August 7 and August 13, a total of 561 migrants were rescued in 16 incidents, the statement said.
They were rescued off coast of western Turkey in the Aegean Sea.
Turkey has traditionally been a major transit port for irregular immigrants to enter the European countries.
According to the official reports, 454,662 irregular migrants held across the country in 2019.