24 September 2015

Syrian Migrants Desperately Escaping to the European Union

Migrants escaping Syria, Afghanistan, Africa and elsewhere are taking advantage of the calm summer conditions to make daily attempts to cross the Aegean sea between the Bodrum peninsula and Kos, a distance of only four kilometers (2.5 miles), one of the narrowest waterways between Turkey and the European Union. Approximately 1,000 people arrive every day, in flimsy inflatable boats through the darkness from the Turkish coast. Kos or Cos (is a Greek island, part of the Dodecanese island chain in the south eastern Aegean Sea, off the Anatolian coast of Turkey.