MUGLA, Turkey

A total of 232 asylum seekers, who were driven back to Turkish maritime territory by the Greek coast guard, were rescued Thursday by the Turkish coast guard.

Coast Guard teams rescued 121 in lifeboats from Marmaris shores, 35 off the coast of Bodrum and 76 from Datca.

After being taken to nearby ports, the asylum seekers were transferred to the Provincial Migration Office Directorate.

* Writing by Dilan Pamuk

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