Cyprus brings boat carrying 38 Syrian refugees to shore

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NICOSIA: Cypriot authorities said Tuesday they had towed a boat carrying 38 Syrian refugees to shore after it was found in the Mediterranean off the northwest coast of the island.

Police said the 33 men, four children and one woman on board were safely brought to land in the early hours of Tuesday after setting sail from Turkey.

The new arrivals told police they had waited for days to board a boat on the Turkish coast to be smuggled to Cyprus at a cost of $2,000 each.

All received medical checks and food while police took down their personal...


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Cyprus brings boat carrying 38 Syrian refugees to shore


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