Turkish coast guards conducted multiple rescue operations in the country's Aegean Sea where it saved 134 irregular migrants forced to go to Turkish waters by Greek authorities.
Turkish Coast Guard rescued the irregular migrants after their boat was illegally pushed back by Greek forces into Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea.
Greek authorities continue to push irregular migrants into Turkish territorial waters violating humanitarian values and international law.
An NGO involved in the rescue operation said Greek police blocked its team from reaching the migrants for two hours, saying: "We will never know if these two hours would have allowed us to save the baby's life."
Turkish foreign minister said the migration issue is a humanitarian and social issue, but that it has recently been abused by some politicians and turned into a political problem.
Employees of EU's border agency were involved in covering up the illegal pushbacks of refugees and migrants from Greece to Türkiye in violation of their "fundamental rights," says European Union's anti-fraud watchdog in a new report.
Search for dozens of unaccounted people continues after two boats carrying about 140 people sink. Separately, Turkish authorities rescue 48 refugees pushed back by Greek coast guard into Turkish waters.
Turkish coast guard has dispatched rescue teams in the Aegean after receiving alert of refugees and migrants being pushed back by Greek authorities.
Ankara and international human rights groups have repeatedly condemned Greece's illegal practice of pushing back asylum seekers, which violate humanitarian values and international law.
Video shows distressed migrant boat in Greek waters being pushed back by EU's border agency and Greek coast guard, followed by Turkish rescue of asylum seekers.
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