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Three minors die, 19 migrants rescued at Chios island

Greece has recovered the bodies of three minors and rescued 19 migrants after their dinghy hit rocks at the island of Chios in the Aegean Sea near Turkey, the coastguard said on Wednesday.

Greece has been a favored gateway to the European Union for migrants and refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia since 2015 when nearly 1 million people landed on its islands.

Greece rescues 14 migrants off Chios island, searches for more

Greece rescued 14 migrants including eight children from a rocky shore on the island of Chios, the coastguard said on Wednesday, adding that search-and-rescue operations were ongoing.

The migrants were believed to have reached the island in the Aegean Sea near Turkey on a dinghy, a coastguard official said. It was not immediately clear how many had been on board.

Turkey’s woof express takes disabled dogs on a daily ride

An animal lover in Turkey, inspired by her paralyzed father, has built a train out of plastic barrels to give daily rides to the disabled dogs at a shelter outside the country's capital Ankara.

Erdogan’s dilemma a crossroads for Turkey

Turkey is entering a most interesting time. Its president and the re-elected mayor of Istanbul were both right in describing Sunday's election as a victory for democracy - this was the definition of democracy, as the side that did not hold all the levers of power won.

Ombudsman raises concern over EU migration deal with Egypt

The European Union's rights watchdog raised concern on Tuesday about the bloc's new 7.4 billion euro ($8.03 billion) agreement with Egypt that includes provisions to curb migration, saying it falls short on human rights safeguards.

Migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s coast, killing at least 20 people

A rubber dinghy carrying migrants sank off Turkey's northern Aegean coast on Friday, killing at least 20 people, officials said.

Turkish coast guard personnel rescued two migrants from the sea off the town of Eceabat in Canakkale province, while two others were able to reach the shore by themselves, Governor Ilhami Aktas said.

With at least 71 deaths, Turkey struggles to stop violence against women

Muhterem Evcil was stabbed to death by her estranged husband at her workplace in Istanbul, where he had repeatedly harassed her in breach of a restraining order. The day before, authorities detained him for violating the order but let him go free after questioning.

Greek authorities rescue 100 migrants found in vessel off southern mainland

Greek authorities on Monday rescued 100 migrants found on a smuggling vessel in distress off the country's southern mainland, officials said.

The coast guard said the migrants were taken off their vessel by a tugboat that had been ordered to the area and safely carried them to the southeastern village of Monemvasia. No injuries were reported.

Turkey cooperating on migration, says minister

Communication with Turkish authorities is constant and cooperation is smooth, Maritime Affairs and Island Policy Minister Christos Stylianides tells Kathimerini in an interview. But the continuing upheaval in the Middle East will test the two countries' and, consequently, Europe's ability to deal with a possible spike in migrant flows, he adds.