Security forces detain 57 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Greece

MUGLA: Coast guard teams seized 57 Syrian immigrants who were trying to reach Greece on a boat through illegal ways from Turkish western province of Mugla on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, coast guard police launched an operation and followed a boat off Bodrum coast. Raiding the boat, police detained 57 immigrants, including seven children. The immigrants were first taken to the Bodrum State Hospital for medical check and later sent to foreigners’ department of Bodrum Police Department.