16 November 2020

Turkey rescues 29 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

Coast guard vessel sent to coast of Altinova district after stranded sailing boat called for help, according authorities

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 29 asylum seekers on Saturday-who were stranded in the Aegean Sea.

A Coast Guard vessel in northwestern Balikesir province was sent to the coast of Altinova district when a sailing boat was stranded at sea and called for help, according to an official statement.

Turkey has been a key transit point for irregular migrants wanting to reach Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.



Source: Anadolu Agency