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Turkish coastguards rescue 49 illegal migrants in Aegean Sea

ISTANBUL, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- The Turkish coastguards have rescued 49 illegal migrants in the Aegean Sea on Tuesday, who were stranded on rocks as they attempted to seek refuge in Greece.
"The rescue operation showed coastguards airlifting a child as others waited on the rocks next to a partially deflated rubber dinghy," said The state-run Anadolu agency.
More than 800,000 people reached Greece from Turkey at the height of the crisis in 2015, most of them settling in Germany and Sweden. (end) ta.hs