Ankara, Turkey – 125 refugees pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard in Canakkale and Aydin were rescued by the Coast Guard.

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued a total of 125 refugees in Canakkale and Aydin, who were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by Greece and left to die.

53 refugees rescued in Canakkale. 53 refugees, who were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard, were rescued in the Ayvacık district of Canakkale.

Turkish Coast Guard Command teams took action upon the information that a group of asylum seekers who wanted to go to Lesbos Island in Greece were watching with a life raft and a rubber boat.

53 refugees, who learned that they were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek coast guard, were rescued and taken to the shore. Asylum seekers were handed over to Ayvacik Foreigners Repatriation Center after their legal proceedings.

72 refugees rescued from Turkish territorial waters in Aydin. On the other hand, 72 refugees, who were pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard, were landed in Kusadasi, Aydin.

According to the statement made by the Coast Guard Command, the Coast Guard boat was sent to the region after it was learned that there were foreign nationals in 6 life raft off the coast of Kusadasi.

The 72 refugees, who were learned to be pushed into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek elements, were rescued by the Coast Guard teams.

The asylum seekers were sent to the Aydin Provincial Directorate of Immigration after the procedures.