Five migrants drown, 70 rescued by Turkish coastguards

3/12/2023 3:26:39 PM
Five illegal immigrants drowned off the coast of Aydin and 70 others were rescued by the Turkish coastguards while trying to reach Europe.

Turkish Coast Guard Command said on Saturday, the bodies of five migrants, who appeared to have gone missing after the water leaked into their boat, were recovered during search operations.

On the beaches of Çeşme and Dikili, 60 illegal immigrants arrested while trying to return from Greece; eight of the rescued migrants were on the beaches of Çeşme district and 32 were on the beaches of Dikili district.

Ten migrants, one of them a child, were also rescued off the coast of Aydin province.

Meanwhile, the National Federation of Iraqi Refugees in Turkey said 44 migrants were arrested in Didim area of Aden on March 8 while trying to cross into Greece.


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