45 migrants and refugees rescued on Turkish coast after being pushed back by Greek security forces.
Turkish coast guard rescued 45 migrants and refuugees in the Aegean who were pushed back by Greek forces into Turkish territorial waters, according to security sources.
The Turkish coast guard was deployed to Dikili in Izmir province after learning of a rubber boat offshore, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Among the refugees and migrants, which included women and children, were 26 Syrians, 5 Somalis, 4 Gambians, 3 Congolese, 3 Eritreans, 2 Senegalese, as well as Mauritanians and Guineans.
After being taken to the provincial immigration office, the migrants' legal process began.