Migrants: 72 rescued on 4 dinghies in Aegean Sea

Migrants travelling towards Greek islands from Turkey

26 May, 12:35

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, MAY 26 - Migrant crossings have resumed in large numbers in the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the Greek islands with the approach of the summer season and the improvement of the COVID-19 emergency. Turkish coast guards rescued on Tuesday at least 72 people from four distressed motorized dinghies. According to Anadolu, the migrants were pushed back towards Turkish territorial waters by Greek coast guards. Rescue operations occurred off the coast of Foca in the province of Izmir. The migrants - Afghan, Congolese, Guinean and Pakistani nationals - will be transported to temporary detention centers. (ANSAmed)
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