- A total of 12 migrants were killed early on Dec. 9 in the capsizing of two separate boats off Turkey's Aegean coast, as the wave of migrants trying to reach Europe continues into the winter.
A wooden boat, thought to have set sail from the Didim district of Aydın province capsized off the Greek island of Farmakonisi at around 4 a.m. Eleven of the 50 migrants, including five children and two women, were later found dead.
The Greek coast guard rescued 26 migrants from the capsized boat, while 13 others are still missing.
Meanwhile, a six-month-old migrant baby was found dead off the Aegean coast after another migrant boat bound for Farmakonisi capsized on Dec. 8 at around 10 p.m.
The Turkish coast guard reportedly rescued 18 migrants, including six children, after that capsizing.