Turkish Coast Guard rescues 95 irregular migrants off coast of southwestern Turkey

95 irregular migrants were rescued from inflatable boats off the coast of the Marmaris and Bodrum districts of Turkey’s western Muğla provinces, Turkish Coast Guard Command said in a statement.

13.10.2021 12:50:58 / English News / Muğla Haberleri
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According to the statement, the boats carrying irregular migrants were pushed back to Turkish territorial waters by Greek Coast Guard forces.

Historically, Turkey has been a country of origin, transit, and destination for migrants and was a crossroads between Europe and Asia.

Recent regional events have contributed to Turkey increasingly becoming a major destination and transit country for those fleeing conflict, poverty, and disasters.

Turkey hosts one of the largest migrant and refugee populations in the world. 

According to the official reports, 113,865 irregular migrants held across the country in 2020. (ILKHA)