Over 40 undocumented migrants caught in Turkey’s Aegean Sea
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 Turkey’s İzmir province on Feb. 13.
The incident took place off Dikili, a district in the İzmir province, state-run Anadolu Agency reported that day.
Among them were two Syrians, 10 Eritreans, four Yemenis, two Somalis and one Senegalese migrant, 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.