Turkish Coast Guard arrests about 200 people

Turkish Coast Guard arrests about 200 people


Quoting the Protothema newspaper: The Turkish Coast Guard stopped two boats reported to be heading to the Greek islands in the East Aegean Sea.

199 refugees and migrants were found on board.

The boats were held near the coast of Izmir province. One of the boats carried the Italian flag and was believed to be sailing towards the Greek island of Chios.

The Turkish Coast Guard said 157 of them were from Pakistan, 37 from Syria, three from Sri Lanka and two from Iran. Of those found on boats, 175 were men, 8 women and 16 children.