10 migrants bound for Greece missing in Turkish river

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ISTANBUL: Turkish rescue workers were on Tuesday searching for 10 migrants missing after their boat capsized while they were seeking to cross a river from Turkey to Greece, reports said.

The boat overturned while the migrants, whose identity was not disclosed, were seeking to cross into Greece over the River Evros — known as the River Meric in Turkish — which runs close to the border, the Dogan news agency said.

Children were among those missing in the incident, which took place in Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province.

Turkey struck a deal with the EU in 2016 in a effort to stem the flow into Europe of migrants who had largely made the perilous sea crossing across the Aegean from western Turkey to Greece.



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