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More than 55 Iraqi migrants rescued among others in Aegean Sea

The federal government in Baghdad is in charge of those 14 Iraqi migrants who drowned on Wednesday in the Aegean Sea in a failed attempt to seek refuge in Europe, MP of the Democratic Party said

 Over 55 Iraqi migrants were rescued, among dozens of people, in the Aegean Sea, a refugee organization.

In a statement on Monday by Lutka Organization for IDP and Refugee Affairs, Turkish coast guards rescued 124 migrants, including 57 Iraqi nationals who had been rejected by Greece.

The organization further explained that among the migrants were 51 Syrians, 12 Iranians, and four Afghani nationals.