Aegean Sea

Boat carrying migrants sinks in Aegean Sea

At least eight people died and another 26 are missing after a migrant boat shipwrecked in the Aegean Sea off the Turkish coast of Karaburun in the province of Izmir, Anadolu reported. Rescue units from Ankara arrived on the scene and …

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Tropical storm changes course on way to Turkey

A powerful tropical storm, called Zorba, has made landfall on the mainland Greece and changed course, alarming a new set of towns on Turkey’s west coast, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Also dubbed …

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Turkey warns Greek minister off Aegean islets

The Turkish Coast Guard on Jan. 28 blocked Greece’s defense minister from approaching a pair of disputed islets in the Aegean Sea, according to Turkey’s Interior Ministry, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Coast guard …

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 Coast Guard rescues 68 migrants from rocks off Turkey

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 68 migrants stranded on rocks as they attempted to cross to Greece. The migrants were trying to reach Greek islands when an inflatable boat carrying them got stuck at the small islet near the Dikili …

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Drugs worth $3 million seized in Turkey

Turkey's anti-narcotics teams seized drugs worth $3 million at a yacht in the Aegean sea. Some 280 kilograms of drugs were seized in the operation.  The police said that seven people were detained during the …

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Two earthquakes rattle Aegean Sea

A pair of earthquakes shook Aegean Sea, western Turkey late Saturday, according to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Yeni Şafak reports. One quake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit at …

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More than 10 people die in boat crash in Bodrum

11 Syrian refugees drowned when two boats crashed in the Aegean Sea near Bodrum. The refugees were heading for the Greek Island of Kos, DHA agency reports. 4 refugees were rescued by Turkish Coast Guards, who are continuing to search …

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