Since January until July 21, 33,396 people were apprehended or intercepted while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece.
According to data from the Turkish Coast Guard, Turkish Armed Forces and UNHCR, 79 per cent of interceptions and rescues occurred at sea, 21 per cent on land borders.
Of the total, 68 per cent of people intercepted were Syrians and 20 per cent were from Afghanistan.
Most of interceptions occurred in the Izmir area (64 per cent), 14% in Aydın and 8% in Canakkale.
Another 4,800 people were apprehended at the Greek-Turkish border, 2,069 at the Bulgarian-Turkish border.
Since 2007, almost 170,000 migrants and refugees were intercepted crossing from Turkey into Greece, 91,611 in 2015 only.