Turkey: search launched for 10 migrants after boats sinks

Migrants still try to cross into Greece from nearby Turkey in the hopes of making their way to other European countries. (File/AFP)
Updated 12 November 2018

Turkey: search launched for 10 migrants after boats sinks

  • There was no immediate detail on the nationalities of the migrants
  • Migrants still try to cross into Greece from nearby Turkey in the hopes of making their way to other European countries

ANKARA: Turkey’s state-run news agency says the country’s coast guard has launched a search-and-rescue mission to locate 10 migrants who are reported missing after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea.
Anadolu Agency says the boat went down on Monday off the coast of Dikili, in Izmir province, close to the Greek island of Lesbos.
It said authorities launched the rescue operation after two of the migrants managed to swim to shore to seek help.
There was no immediate detail on the nationalities of the migrants.
Although their numbers have decreased in recent years, migrants still try to cross into Greece from nearby Turkey in the hopes of making their way to other European countries.


Iran charges three detained Australians with spying: report

Updated 17 September 2019

Iran charges three detained Australians with spying: report

  • Two of the Australians were alleged to have used a drone to take pictures of military sites

TEHRAN: Iran has charged three detained Australians with spying, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Tuesday, cited by Tasnim news agency.
Two of the Australians were alleged to have used a drone to take pictures of military sites, while a third was accused of spying for another country, Esmaili said, without naming them.