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PublishDate: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 13:57

Turkey seizes vessel carrying more than 200 Afghan migrants to Italy

The Turkish coast guard seized a vessel carrying some 231 migrants to Italy on Tuesday (July 27) in an operation around the west of the Greek island of Lesbos.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_208 undocumented migrants were among the group seized en route to , Turkish coast guard and the International Organization for Migration told Reuters on Wednesday (July 28).

The coast guard detained two Turkish nationals sailing the boat and escorted migrants to a deportation centre in the western Turkish town of #, the official also said.

In recent weeks, Turkey faced a fresh influx of Afghan migrants, crossing from its southeastern border with Iran, amid rising violence in Afghanistan.

captured some ,500_migrants last week.


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