Rescue of 19 irregular migrants and finding of 7 bodies off the coast of Izmir, southwest of Turkey

Istanbul, Turkish Interior Minister / Ali Yerlikaya / announced the rescue of 19 irregular migrants and finding of 7 bodies off the coast of Izmir province, southwest of the country.

The Turkish Minister stated via the X platform today, Tuesday, that based on a report received by the Coast Guard Command about the presence of irregular migrants off the coast of the Cesme region in Izmir province, a helicopter, a diving team and 4 boats were sent to the area.

He added that as a result of the search and rescue efforts of the teams, 19 irregular migrants were rescued and 7 bodies were found.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency