Turkey: Boat carrying 45 migrants sinks in Aegean Sea

Turkey: Boat carrying 45 migrants sinks in Aegean Sea
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A boat carrying 45 refugees sunk in the southeastern Aegean Sea and rescue units were deployed, according to Turkey’s defence ministry.
A boat sank in the Aegean Sea [Getty]

A boat carrying 45 migrants has sunk in the southeastern Aegean Sea and rescue units were deployed, Turkey’s defence ministry said Friday.

The ministry tweeted that the boat capsized about 60 miles (nearly 100 kilometres) south of the Greek island of Karpathos. It said two ships and one plane was involved in the rescue attempt.

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Migrants have tried to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece in the hopes of starting new lives in Europe. The journey is a deadly one.

A migration deal between Turkey and the EU, which was reached in 2016, helped stem refugee flows but many still attempt the dangerous sea routes to try and reach one of the Greek islands.

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