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17 refugees arrested by Coast Guard, sent to return centre after being processed

17:03 Aug 17 2016 Ayvacik, Çanakkale, Marmara Region, Turkey

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The Turkish Coast Guard has made a statement indicating that, while on patrol near Ayvacik, the TCSG 28 patrol boat intercepted a fiber boat containing 17 refugees seeking to make their way to the Greek island of Lesbos. Nationalities included: Afghanistan, Mali, Iran, Iraq and Congo. Women and children were present.

Turkish CG has indicated that the migrants have been sent to a return centre.
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