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Turkiye DM: Greece pushing migrants in Aegean Sea towards us

January 3, 2023 at 9:36 am

Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar in Ankara, Turkiye on December 08, 2022 [Arif Akdoğan/Anadolu Agency]

A Turkish drone monitored the moments at which the Greek coast guard pushed irregular migrants in the Aegean Sea towards Turkish territorial waters.

A video, published yesterday by the Turkish Ministry of Defence on its Twitter account, showed a Greek coast guard boat pushing a group of irregular migrants towards Turkish territorial waters in the state of Izmir on 29 December 2022.

The ministry indicated that a naval drone monitored the incident, adding that the Turkish coast guard command was informed immediately and the migrants were rescued.

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