Tunisian coast guard teams caught 87 irregular migrants trying to cross into Europe illegally from the Mediterranean.
According to a written statement made by the Tunisian Ministry of Interior, the coast guard teams carried out 7 operations in Tunisia against irregular migrants trying to cross to Italy illegally.
In the statement, it was stated that 87 irregular migrants were caught within the scope of the operations, 8 people were Tunisian citizens and 45 people were from different African countries. In the statement, no information was given regarding the nationality of the remaining 34 people.
Countries such as Tunisia and Libya in the north of Africa are seen as a starting point for irregular migrants who want to reach Europe illegally via the Mediterranean.