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Eight Migrants Drown Near Turkey Coast

 

Eight folks drowned after a ship carrying round 15 migrants sank off the coast of Turkey, the inside ministry mentioned Friday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening within the Aegean Sea, round eight kilometres from the city of Fethiye in southwest Turkey, it mentioned in an announcement.

The our bodies of 5 males and three girls had been discovered by coastguards. Their nationalities weren’t instantly recognized.

Turkey hosts some 4 million refugees, principally from Syria, and is a crucial transit level for migrants attempting to succeed in Europe.

The variety of crossings has vastly diminished after Turkey vowed to cease unauthorised boats underneath a 2016 settlement with the European Union.

AFP

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