Five migrants, including baby, drown off Turkish coast

Five migrants, including baby, drown off Turkish coast

Five migrants, including a baby, are said to have drowned after the speedboat they were in capsized off the Turkish coast.
They were hoping to reach Europe via the Greek island of Lesbos. Nine people were reportedly rescued by Turkey’s Coast Guard.

More than 130,000 people have reached Europe from Turkey so far this year, according to the International Organisation for Migration, while 350 people have died while making the perilous journey (…)

The latest deaths come just days after the EU struck a draft deal with Turkey to curb illegal migration in return for billions of euros in aid.

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