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