3 migrants found frozen to death in Turkey

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Turkey’s official news agency says three migrants have been found frozen to death in western Turkey.

Anadolu said on Tuesday three bodies were found separately in three villages in the western Edirne province, bordering Greece. One victim was an Afghan national while the others remain unidentified. First examinations revealed that they had frozen to death.

An Afghan migrant who was caught by Greek and Turkish authorities told journalists that Greece was sending back illegal migrants via small boats on the Maritsa river, which crosses both countries.

Migrants have been using the Aegean Sea route and land routes to cross into Greece, a member of the European Union. A 2016 deal between Turkey and the EU significantly curbed numbers but migrants still attempt the perilous journey to reach Europe.

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