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Turkey's coast guard stops dozens of migrants

TAGS: Migration, EU

Turkey's coast guard says it has caught 39 migrants who were attempting to cross the Aegean Sea to reach Greece.

Information about the nationalities in the group, which was stopped Thursday, hasn't been released.

The coast guard also shared footage Friday of a migrant boat being stopped on June 15 off the coast of Cesme, a Turkish seaside town.

It said 51 migrants, including 13 women and 9 children, were stopped from making the journey. Among them were 33 Syrians and 18 Eritreans.

The coast guard said 25,954 migrants have been caught since Jan. 1, including 346 since the beginning of June. The number of migrants who have succeeded in getting to Greece has dwindled since a Turkey-EU migrant deal reached on March 20.

[AP]

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