17 Migrants Drown As Boat Drowns Off Turkish Coast

17 migrants have reportedly drowned in a boat off the coast of Turkey as they attempted to reach Greece from Turkey.

The victims are believed to be Syrians and the incident recorded 20 survivors. The Syrian war has created a strain on Europe with thousands of Syrian refugees desperate to reach Europe at all costs.

Turkey’s Dogan news agency reported that those who drowned were trapped in the boat’s cabin, making escape impossible.

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