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Turkey: Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey

27th Jan 2016
Turkey:  Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey

By Bahri Aikk, Suat Deniz

 

ISTANBUL (AA) – At least four people, including three children, drowned Tuesday in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank off the Didim district of the western Turkish province of Aydin.

While patrolling that area, the Turkish Coast Guard determined that one boat carrying Syrian refugees had sank.

The authorities began a search-and-rescue operation.

Squads pulled the bodies of four people from the Aegean Sea. The operation is still ongoing.

Turkey’s five Aegean provinces — Canakkale, Balikesir, Izmir, Mugla and Aydin — are prime spots for refugees leaving Turkey for the EU, with Greek islands lying within sight of the Turkish coast.

Over the past year, hundreds of thousands have made short but perilous journeys across the Aegean in a bid to reach northern and western Europe in search for a better life.

Worsening weather conditions in the winter make the trip even more dangerous. An estimated 805 people died at sea in the Aegean in 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration.

 

Author Tuncay Kayaoğlu

 

 

[Photo: Turkish security forces and members of Turkish coast guard disembark the bodies of the refugees after their boat sank in the Aegean sea near the Foca district of the western Turkish province of Izmir on January 21, 2016. Photgrapher: Cem Öksüz/AA]

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