Turkish troops have rescued a group of Afghan people trapped in a valley in the east of the country, Anadolu agency reported.
Soldiers launched a rescue operation in Van province on Saturday after a group of people was seen crossing the Turkey-Iran border illegally.
Troops found 41 people, including six children, in the valley located the Baskale district. After being rescued, the group were provided with food and fresh clothing.
The Afghan citizens are to be deported after a health check in nearby Baskale State Hospital.