Bodies of 21 Migrants Found on Aegean Coast: Turkish Gendarmerie

Bodies of 21 migrants found at two separate locations on the Turkey’s Aegean coast.

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Refugees and migrants disembark on a beach after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from the Turkey’s coast to the northeastern Greek island (Photo: AP)

Turkey’s gendarmerie said it found the bodies of 21 migrants, three of them children, at two separate locations on the Aegean coast on Tuesday after their boat apparently capsized as they tried to reach the Greek island of Lesbos.

Eleven of the bodies were discovered on the shoreline in the district of Ayvalik, while ten others were found in the district of Dikili, a gendarmerie official in the local headquarters told Reuters.

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