Boat sinks off Turkish coast, at least 18 refugees drown

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At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anatolian Agency reported.

The Turkish Coast Guard, using speedboats and a helicopter, rescued 15 people and recovered 18 bodies in the Aegean Sea near the town of Didim, it said. Efforts continued to find more victims whose nationalities were not given.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu travels to Brussels on Monday for an emergency summit with European Union leaders to tackle illegal migration to member states, much of which occurs through candidate country Turkey.

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Boat sinks off Turkish coast, at least 18 refugees drown


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