More than 45 refugees drowned crossing the Aegean sea

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700 drowned in 2015

More than 45 refugees drowned crossing the Aegean sea

Turkish Coast Guard rescue refugees after their boats capsized Getty Images

On January 22, it is reported that at least 45 migrants drowned after two overcrowded boats which were traveling from Turkey sunk off the coast of Greece.

The first boat struck rocks near the Greek island of Farmakonisi, while the second overturned near Kalolimnos. Many of those killed were children. The bodies of 34 people, including 11 children, were found near the small Greek island of Kalolimnos. The western media reported that another eight bodies, including six children and two women, have been found dead after another boat carrying 49 people sank near the island of Farmakonisi

According to the Greek Coastguard, more than 70 people were rescued from the sunken vessels and they had been searching for more survivors since it was unknown exactly how many people were on board.

Yesterday, after a joint cabinet meeting in Berlin, the German and Turkish leaders reaffirmed their commitment to tackling the crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to ensure Turkey will receive more than €3bn (£2.1bn; $3.3bn) as promised by the EU in return for strengthening its border controls.

“Today, once again, we heard of dreadful numbers of dead, including children, in the Aegean.” the German Chancellor said to the joint news conference

“We cannot let that happen, and let illegal traffickers and people smugglers be in charge between Turkey and Greece, continuing to put people in danger and profiteering.” she further added

Turkey and Greece have become the main gateway for people fleeing war and poverty trying to reach the European Union. Last year more than 800,000 people entered Greece mostly using very risky boats to reach Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast. From the beginning of the year 2016, more than100 migrants died while they tried to cross the Aegean sea, at least 700 refugees died making the same crossing last year.

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  • Kalin

    Those dead add to the victim count of Jewmerica’s wars and proxy wars around the world. According to an article on Global Research, that count is somewhere near 27,000,000 [since] WWII, where Jewmerica and Britain proudly slaughtered 2.2M of their own brothers and sisters in Germany. Shoring up Jewish control of Europe. Passing the torch of Jewish servtitude from Churchill on down the line to Blair, Cameron, Hollande and Merkel. An unbroken chain of traitors.

  • Igor Dano

    turn them back to Africa. Nobody except jewish agent Merkel wants them here.

    • Jo

      Are you and idiot or just pretending ?

  • flagellum_dei

    Oh what a tragedy, 45 dead welfare leeches. Who is gonna rid us from our money now?

    • Jo

      Stfu retard…

      • flagellum_dei

        Suck jew dick u cunt.

        • Jo

          You marxist cow….you’re a total waste to humanity !

          • flagellum_dei

            Ur mom is a marxist maybe. Why else would you drop a tear for invaders?

          • Jo

            You zionist boot lickers have done a good job in trying to profect turning the victims into villians ….. Go back to your marxist cow leader alex Jones site where they will side with you in blaming the victims of YOUR country God forsaken illegal wars…

          • flagellum_dei

            What victims you idiot? They had safety in Turkey, they were given food and shelter, they could get a job outside the refugee camp; yet it was not enough for them, they set their dirty foot to invade the richest country in Europe with no regards to the safety of their own children.

            On their way to GerMoney, crossing 5-6 completely safe countries – yet calling themselves refugees – left a great amount of rubbish after themselves, they were looting the crops of local farmers, made traffic disruptions due to blocking roads, crossed borders illegaly, fought with police, harrassed local population and completely disregarded the immigration laws. Now when they are here, they join the Islamist cretins, blow themselves up, shoot with AKs, and gang raping women.

            And are you calling these victims, you low-life cretin? We europeans are their victims, we have to endure their massive neverending invading waves and the turmoil they leave everywhere. Everywhere they go they keep demanding and demanding.

            These people you bloody moron, are not refugees, they are invaders, and the only reason why zionist jew lovers like you protect them is because you seek the destruction of white Europe. But be assured we are not gonna let it happen.

          • Jo

            Piss off you fool !

          • flagellum_dei

            Nice arguments, jew.