>> 15 people drowned after a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off the Turkish coast on Friday. Turkey's Coast Guard reported up to 15 more people were missing. The boat went down off the northwestern province of Cojali, shortly after calling for help. Footage released by the Turkish Coast Guard shows a search effort headed up by two helicopters, alongside planes, and commercial boats.
State run Anadolu news agency said the rescued migrants were brought back to Cojali, where they were treated at a makeshift hospital at the dock. Two of the injured were transferred to a hospital in the city. The migrants origin and intended destination were not immediately clear. Turkey has agreed to help the European Union curb a flood of illegal migrants on the way to Europe.
That has significantly helped reduce the illegal flow to Europe. But there are fears that deteriorating relations between Europe and Turkey could endanger the deal, under which Ankara is supposed to receive 3 billion euros in financial aid and Visa free travel for Turks to Europe. Turkey says the EU hasn't fulfilled it's end of the bargain, and has warned it could reevaluate or suspend the agreement.