Turkey rescues 42 migrants in Aegean Sea

'After being pushed back by Greece' south of Lesbos

12 June, 12:20

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, JUNE 12 - The Turkish Coast Guard has rescued 42 migrants in the past few hours in the Aegean Sea, Ankara announced Friday morning. Turkey said that the migrants had been pushed back by Greece towards Turkey, which they had left from. The operation came after the Coast Guard was alerted top the situation off the Foca district in the Izmir province south of Lesbos. The migrants, who had been in a dinghy in distress, have been brought to land in Turkey. (ANSAmed).

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