Coast Guard: Migrants’ Boat Capsizes Off Turkish Coast, 22 Drown

Coast guards carrying bodies of drowned migrants arrive at a port after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's western coast of Ayvacik, in this still image from video taken January 30, 2016. Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast on Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency. The Turkish coast guard was continuing search and rescue efforts where the 17-metre boat carrying at least 120 people sank off the coast of Ayvacik, a town across from the Greek island of Lesvos, the Dogan news agency reported.   REUTERS/Reuters TV
Coast guards carrying bodies of drowned migrants arrive at a port after a migrant boat sank off Turkey’s western coast of Ayvacik, in this still image from video taken Jan. 30. (Reuters)

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Twenty-two migrants drowned Monday when the boat carrying them capsized off Turkey’s Aegean coast in the Edremit area of the Balikesir province. They were trying to reach a Greek island, a Turkish coast guard official told Reuters.

Separately, the private Dogan news agency said 11 migrants died and three were rescued when another boat sank further south off the coast of Dikili in the province of Izmir.