Archive for September, 2012
Posted by clandestina on 27 September 2012
Posted by clandestina on 7 September 2012
More than half of the 60 migrants who died after their boat sank in the Aegean sea on Thursday were children, according to Tahsin Kurtbeyoglu, governor of the coastal district of Menderes in Turkey’s western Izmir province. Kurtbeyoglu, said 31 of the dead were children, including three babies.
The shipwreck happened as the migrant routes through the Greek-Turkish borders shift from Evros to the Aegean, as a result of the “Xenios Zeus” police campaign, aimed mainly to a distraction from the recent IMF/Troika imposed austerity cuts…
Meanwhile, the nazi party gets 10% in the polls…
Posted by clandestina on 6 September 2012
At least 39 people were dead and many more were missing after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey’s western Aegean coast on Thursday morning, a district governor said.
Tahsin Kurtbeyoglu, the governor of Menderes, a coastal district in Izmir province, told state television TRT he expected the death toll to rise.
Television footage showed small boats searching for survivors close to the shore.
Turkey’s location as a bridge from Asia to Europe, as well as its relative wealth compared to neighbouring states, has long made it both a destination and transit point for migrants from as far afield as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
TRT reported that 45 people had been rescued alive and that the boat had sunk around dawn after travelling just 50 metres from the coast.