Twelve Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks in Aegean Sea

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The boat was heading to the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.

While coast guard reached the bodies of 12 people, they rescued 31. The wreckage of the boat was found in 34 meters deep in the sea.

Many coast guards, two coast guard boats, one coast guard diving team and one coast guard helicopter were dispatched near Hüseyin Ness. Search and rescue efforts are going on.

Turkey hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees according to the Ministry of Interior and has been a transit country for Syrians who left their country due to the war and try to reach Europe.

After a November 2016 deal between the European Union and Turkey, the number of the migrants who go to the Greek islands from Turkey has significantly dropped. (EMK/VK)