In a swift response to a distress call, the Turkish Coast Guard successfully rescued 12 irregular migrants off the coast of Bodrum district in Muğla.
The Coast Guard Command disclosed that their teams were immediately dispatched to the reported location upon receiving information about a group of irregular migrants stranded on a rubber boat near the Bodrum coast. The operation took place in waters near the Turkish-Greek border.
The rescue teams managed to secure the 12 migrants from the rubber boat, which had reportedly been pushed into Turkish territorial waters by Greek forces.
Following the rescue operation, the irregular migrants were handed over to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management for further processing.
This incident highlights the ongoing challenges and collaborative efforts in the region to address issues related to irregular migration, with the Turkish Coast Guard playing a crucial role in safeguarding lives at sea. (ILKHA)
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