Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Eight illegal immigrants drowned in the Aegean Sea after their boat capsized off Turkish coast on Monday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. According to preliminary reports, eight immigrants died while eight others were rescued as the boat sank near Bodrum town of Mugla province. Turkish security teams are conducting a search in the region for more immigrants.On December 8, 50 illegal immigrants drowned in the Aegean Sea after their boat carrying 85 illegal immigrants sank near Seferihisar town of Izmir province. Thousands of immigrants from Asia and Africa entered Turkey illegally on their way to European countries in search of jobs andbetter life.