Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Turkish coast
Turkey’s coast guard has launched a search-and-rescue mission to locate 10 migrants who are reported missing after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea.
The boat went down on Monday off the coast of Dikili, in Izmir province, close to the Greek island of Lesbos, Anadolu Agency reported, adding that the authorities launched the rescue operation after two of the migrants managed to swim to shore to seek help.
There was no immediate detail on the nationalities of the migrants.
More that 171 thousand migrants and refugees entered Europe by Mediterranean sea during 2017.