Turkey: search launched for 10 migrants after boats sinks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — 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.

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