Turkish Coast Guard rescues 37 irregular migrants pushed by Greek assets
A total of 37 irregular migrants were rescued from two boats off the coast of Turkey’s Izmir provinces, Turkish Coast Guard Command announced in a statement on Wednesday.
The boats carrying 46 irregular migrants were pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by Greek Coast Guard forces, according to the statement.
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.