The Greek police rescued at least 10 Turkish asylum seekers, who crossed the Evros River from Turkey to Greece and were in danger of freezing to death, after the group made urgent calls for help.

Following the pleas of the migrants, which circulated on social media and were amplified by Turkish journalists in exile, the stranded group was reportedly rescued by the Greek officers. They are currently at a police station in Soufli, a town in the Evros regional unit, Greece.

The asylum seekers are believed to have fled Turkey in an attempt to avoid persecution over alleged links to the Turkey’s Gulen group, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies any involvement.

According to a statement from Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on February 20, a total of 622,646 people have been the subject of investigation and 301,932 have been detained, while 96,000 others have been jailed due to alleged links to the Gülen group since the failed coup. The minister said there are currently 25,467 people in Turkey’s prisons who were jailed on alleged links to the movement.