Over 40 undocumented migrants held in Turkey’s Aegean


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Turkish coast guards held 43 undocumented migrants who were making an attempt to reach Greece using a dinghy in the Aegean Sea near the coast of Izmir province on February 13, 2018.

The incident took place off Dikili, a district of Izmir province, according to a security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

Among the migrants were two Syrians, 10 Eritreans, four Yemenis, two Somalis and a Senegalese, who were later taken to a provincial migration authority.

Turkey has been a main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe since the beginning of the civil war in Syria.


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