3 Migrants Found Frozen to Death in Turkey

3 Migrants Found Frozen to Death in Turkey

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 - 10:30
Photo shows the location where one of the migrants' body was found in Edirne, Turkey (AA Photo)
Istanbul- Asharq Al-Awsat
Turkey's official news agency says three migrants have been found frozen to death in western Turkey.

Anadolu said on Tuesday the body of one migrant — thought to be of Afghan origin — was found in the village of Serem, while the bodies of two more migrants who remain unidentified were found in the villages of Akçadam and Adasarhanlı.

The three villages in the western Edirne province are near Greece. First examinations revealed that they had frozen to death.

An Afghan migrant who was caught by Greek and Turkish authorities told journalists that Greece was sending back illegal migrants via small boats on the Maritsa river, which crosses both countries.

Migrants have been using the Aegean Sea route and land routes to cross into Greece, a member of the European Union. A 2016 deal between Turkey and the EU significantly curbed numbers but migrants still attempt the perilous journey to reach Europe.

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