Turkish gendarmes carry the body of a migrant on a beach in Canakkale's Bademli district on January 30, 2016

At least 35 migrants drown as two boats sink off Turkey

AFP News At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said. Twenty-four died when their boat sank off the district of Edremit in the western province of Balikesir in an apparent bid to reach the Greek island of Lesbos. The accident came shortly after 11 migrants died in another boat sinking further south, of…

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