Boat carrying Turkish asylum seekers capsizes off Greece, killing 3 children and 3 others


Date posted: July 30, 2018

At least 6 people, including 3 children, were killed after a boat carrying Turkish asylum seekers capsized in the Aegean Sea on Sunday.

Media reported that the boat was carrying 16 people when it departed Turkish coasts for the Greek island of Lesbos. Two women, identified by their identical initials, S.A.; three children, Y.B.A., B.Y., N.Y.; and another person, G.Y., were reported dead while a man, believed to be one of two organizers of the trip, went missing after their boat capsized off the shores of Ayvalik, Turkey. The remaining 9 were rescued by Turkish coastal guards.

Dismissed teacher Hasan Aksoy’s wife Sena and his son Y. Baha drowned in Aegean Sea on Sunday.

State-run Anadolu news agency said the passengers of the boat are believed to be suspected members of the Gulen movement fleeing the country to Lesbos. Dogan news agency said the group includes a teacher, a doctor, a jewelry store owner,

Kronos news portal reported that Hasan Aksoy, one of the rescued whose wife, Sena Aksoy, is among those killed has been taken into custody over his alleged links to Gülen group.

Mayor denies funeral vehicle to 3 babies killed in the Aegean Sea

Meanwhile, the three children that were killed in the boat tragedy were denied funeral vehicle, according to Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu.

“The three refugees at the forensic science hospital, identified as Gokhan Yeni, Burhan Yeni and Nurbanu Yeni, were denied funeral vehicle. I phoned up to the funeral director who told me that Bursa mayor said: ‘No vehicle to be assigned for FETO members’,” Gergerlioglu tweeted.

“This is a scandal and a disgrace. This is inhumane..!” he added.

Nurbanu Yeni and Burhan Yeni.

Thousands of people flee Turkey in face of gov’t crackdown

Turkish government accuses Gulen followers of masterminding the failed coup and calls them FETO, short for the alleged Fethullahist Terrorist Organization. The group denies terrorist activities.

Thousands of people have fled Turkey due to a massive witch-hunt launched by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government against sympathizers of the Gülen movement in the wake of a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The government accuses the movement of masterminding the coup while the latter denies involvement.

More than 150,000 people have been detained and some 90,000 including academics, judges, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, policemen and many from different backgrounds have been put in pre-trial detention since last summer.

Many tried to escape Turkey via illegal ways as the government cancelled their passports like thousands of others.

On July 19, a woman and her three children died after a boat carrying a group of Turkish asylum seekers capsized in the Evros River while seeking to escape the post-coup crackdown in Turkey.

 

Source: Turkey Purge , July 29, 2018


Related News

Faiths come together at Ramadan fast-breaking in Welling and ‘send clear message’ to terrorists after London Bridge attack

This kind of events made our community stronger and send clear message the terrorist groups that they never will be successful to appeal the nation with their sick acts.

Dozens take to Parliament Hill to protest Turkish human rights violations

Dozens of protesters packed the steps of Parliament Hill Saturday to draw attention to human rights violations against women and children in Turkey, in the wake of last summer’s failed coup.

AFSV Denounces President Erdogan’s Seizure of Leading Newspaper Zaman

The Turkish government’s seizure of Zaman, the largest-selling newspaper in Turkey, is an attack on the country’s human rights, civil society and freedom of expression and the media. In his effort to consolidate power and silence all dissent, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s actions only serve to highlight his growing authoritarian tendencies.

Islamic scholar Gülen urges followers to remain calm in face of insults

Fethullah Gülen, the inspiration behind the Hizmet movement, which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to insult and target with a smear campaign, threatening to pursue criminal proceeding against it, has urged his followers to remain calm and avoid making inflammatory remarks about those who appeal to insults.

Medialog debates new media challenges at İstanbul conference

The Medialog Platform, which operates under the umbrella of the Journalists and Writers Foundation (GYV), brought together communication academics and media experts to discuss new challenges that the media is facing in the digital age, at the International Communication Faculties Conference in İstanbul on Friday.

Turkish Intelligence Agency (MIT) at center of political storm

Indeed, the MIT’s tarnished reputation can be viewed as collateral damage from the AKP’s wars with former allies (the Gulen movement) or an unintended consequence of the government’s haphazard propaganda since Gezi. The agency is seen as the nexus of the initial friction between the Gulen movement and the AKP.

Latest News

Crimes Against Humanity in Erdogan’s Turkey

Exiled journalist warns of a genocide in the making in newly released book

Vague terrorism charge used to target supporters of the Gülen movement: UN special rapporteurs

ECtHR urges Albania not to deport Gülen follower to Turkey

Woman detained over links to Gülen movement after giving birth

Formerly Gülen-linked schools in Albania face growing gov’t pressure

Exclusive: Turkey, Kosovo violated fundamental rights of expelled teachers, UN body says

Sacked policeman’s grim death sparks debate on COVID-19 data in Turkish prisons

Dissidents of the Turkish government are living in fear in Canada

In Case You Missed It

Ministry of Defense and Orizont High School to Cooperate in the Educational Area

Germany: Turkish Intel’s spy list may be deliberate provocation

Fethullah Gulen’s Message for International Day of Peace

Kimse Yok Mu first to respond to call for Crimea

Turkish gov’t detains more than 70 women over their alleged financial support for jailed Gülen followers

Gov’t ban on charity Kimse Yok Mu hits orphans

Fethullah Gülen’s photo

Copyright 2021 Hizmet News