BREAKING NEWS

Now Reading:

Turkish coast guards rescue over 50 Syrian migrants as their boat sank


Turkey

Turkish coast guards rescue over 50 Syrian migrants as their boat sank

At least 51 Syrian migrants have been rescued by Coast Guard teams as their boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast in two separate incidents.

Videos released showed 39 being rescued off coast Tekagac in the western province of Aydin. The other showed migrants waving their hands on a boat waiting to be lifted off.

It’s the latest in a long line of rescues, last year more than 12,000 were picked up in the region.

Tens of thousands of migrants try to cross into EU member Greece every year mainly via Turkey.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article

world news

Kenya bombs two al Shabaab camps in Somalia