50 migrants were caught in Urla

Via CNN Türk (Link in Turkish) – Fifty migrants, including women and children trying to escape via the Aegean Sea by boat were caught by coast guard teams in the Urla province of Izmir.

The Coast Guard identified the boat, when the migrants where already in the water.

A total of 50 migrants were arrested, including 26 Syrian, 12 people from Angola, five from Togo, four from Somalia, two from Cameroon and one Iraqi national.

Also, the smuggler was taken into custody. The refugees, including women and children, were brought to the shore. After the completion of the procedures, the group was sent to the Provincial Directorate of Immigration. It was learned that the process of the captured migrant smuggler continues.

This article was originally published by CNN Türk