Turkey Rescues 25 Afghan Asylum Seekers Jeopardised by Greece

Asylum seekers — 25 Afghans, 22 Congolese, and one Iranian — were rescued in the Aegean Sea after their boat was turned away from the Greek side.

A Turkish coast guard team has rescued a boat carrying 48 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea which was turned away from the Greek side, officials said on Friday.

The Greek coast guard confiscated the fuel and broke the engine before pushing it to Turkish waters, officials of Turkey’s Interior Ministry told Anadolu Agency.

The asylum seekers were rescued off the coast of Turkey’s northwestern Canakkale province on April 29.

The Turkish coast guard also shot videos of the Greek side pushing the asylum seekers away instead of rescuing them.

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