At least 47 irregular migrants were rescued off the coast of Medenine province in Tunisia, said an official from the Tunisian Red Crescent on Wednesday.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Munji Salim, the organization’s Medenin director, said they rescued the migrants, mainly from Bangladesh and Egypt alongside Pakistan, Morocco, and Guinea, whose boats broke down.
They will later be transferred to a migrant shelter, he added.
Every year, thousands of irregular migrants use Tunisia and Libya as a gateway to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in overcrowded boats, often dying in the process.
Turkey, Gabon sign MoUs on cooperation in education
Turkey and Gabon inked two agreements on Wednesday regarding cooperation in education, according to Turkish authorities.
The head of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education (YOK) Yekta Sarac met Gabonese National Education Minister Patrick Mouguiama-Daouda, along with a delegation, in the Turkish capital of Ankara, YOK said in a statement.
After discussing opportunities for bilateral cooperation, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in higher education, it said.
Mouguiama-Daouda was later hosted by his Turkish counterpart, Ziya Selcuk, and the two inked another MoU on cooperation in education, according to Turkey’s National Education Ministry.
Selcuk voiced pleasure about the meeting and highlighted that bilateral relations between the two countries have gained momentum in recent years.
Source: Anadolu Agency