Dozens are feared dead in a tragedy that bears strong similarities to a disaster in December in which migrants had drowned on their journey from Mauritania to Spain's Canary Islands.
The asylum seekers were in a wooden boat and a life raft and were turned back by the Greek coast guard off the Bozburun Peninsula in Turkey’s southwestern coast.
Dozens of migrants and refugees have been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea in Malta's search and rescue zone for over 30 hours, UN migration agency says.
Authorities have detained the 26 refugees previously feared drowned. Malaysia does not recognise refugee status but is a favoured destination for Rohingya Muslims.
Wendy Pearlman’s book chronicling the plight of Syrians from the beginning of the revolution to being refugees in foreign lands, is now published in Turkish. TRT World interviewed the author.
Around 11 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Syria, and some 9 million don’t have enough to eat. More than half of the population have no jobs.
The boys, all aged between 15 and 17, had lived in refugee camps on outlying Greek islands and were moved as part of a plan to relocate about 1,600 unaccompanied minors who have no family in Europe.
The UN and other rights groups have slammed Greece for using brute force against hapless refugees, endangering their lives at sea.
The Danish government will evaluate deporting 900 Syrian refugees after deeming Assad regime-controlled Damascus to be safe for return.
EU authorities are calling on Greece to respect the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers with reports emerging that many face being physically pushed back at the border.
Turkey detains 11 suspects after a boat carrying up to 60 migrants sinks in eastern Van province, leaving at least six dead and others missing.
It is a moral and legal obligation to respect and protect dignity of asylum seekers, says Turkish Foreign Ministry.
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