24 Migrants Die After Boat Capsizes Off of the Coast of Turkey

“Migrants die After Boat Capsizes North of Bosporus Off Turkey,” by Ceylin Yeginsu for the New York Times:

A boat carrying 43 migrants to the European Union from the Middle East capsized north of the Bosporus in the Black Sea on Monday, killing at least 24 people, the Turkish Coast Guard said.

The coast guard sent seven vessels and a helicopter on an extensive rescue mission in the early hours of Monday, saving at least seven people, the authorities said.

“It is not clear whether the boat passed through the Bosporus Strait itself,” said Col. Sakir Cicek, a spokesman for the Turkish military’s general staff command in the capital, Ankara. The Bosporus connects the Black Sea to the Sea of the Marmara…

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