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Turkiye nabs 29 irregular migrants in Aegean Sea

September 24, 2023 at 1:56 pm

Turkish Coast Guard units in Turkiye’s western provinces of Izmir and Aydin in Turkiye on November 14, 2022 [Turkish Coast Guard/Anadolu Agency]

The Turkish Coast Guard said Saturday it detained 29 irregular migrants who were travelling by boat in the Aegean Sea, reports Anadolu Agency.

The migrants were detained off Fethiye district in Mugla province on Turkiye’s Aegean Coast while they were trying to go abroad via illegal ways, according to a statement. ​​​​​​​

The migrants were taken to the provincial migration authorities.

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