A boat with migrants sank on Wednesday near the shores of the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. This is reported by CNN Turk.
According to him, there were at least 160 people in the boat. The ntv TV channel reports that there are dead people during the shipwreck, but their number is not called.
In 2015, due to the sharp escalation of conflicts in a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa, the number of refugees has increased significantly, and they are eager to cross to Europe through the countries located on the Mediterranean coast in any way. According to the International Organization for Migration, the number of migrants and refugees who arrived in 2017 Europe in the Mediterranean Sea exceeded 171 thousand people. More than 3 thousand people who chose this route died in transit.