Inflatable boat carrying illegal migrants sank Friday, March 24 off the coast of Turkey. It is reported by the Hürriyet Daily News.
At least 11 people were killed. According to the publication, on Board were 22 people, eight managed to escape. We are searching for another three people.
The incident occurred in the Aegean sea near the Turkish resort of Kusadasi. Migrants were sent to the Greek island of Samos.
Asylum-seekers from middle Eastern countries are often at sea trying to cross from Turkish territory in one of the nearest EU countries. It is often used untrained for transporting people, boats, small plastic, wooden or inflatable boats. The number of migrants who drowned near the coast of Turkey, hundreds.
7 March 2016 in Brussels between Turkey and the European Union reached an agreement according to which Ankara has pledged to take back all refugees entering into Greece in transit through Turkish territory. In return, Turkey was promised a visa-free regime with the EU countries, the acceleration of negotiations on integration with the European Union and the allocation of financial assistance to address the migration crisis. However, on March 15 of this year, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs ömer çelik said that his country could break the prisoner with Brussels the deal due to the fact that European Union countries have not fulfilled their part of the agreement.