The Turkish Coast Guard said five people were found dead today after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea, the Associated Press reported.

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The boat carrying 20 people sank off the coast of the western Izmir district early today, according to a statement from the coast guard.

Fourteen people were rescued.

A search continues for one missing person, involving four Coast Guard vessels, a diving team and a helicopter.

Further south, the body of another migrant was pulled from the sea near the tourist destination of Bodrum in Mugla County.

The Turkish coast guard said it spotted a rubber boat last night and detained 12 migrants and a suspected trafficker.

The migrants said four people fell into the sea as the boat tried to evade the coast guard.

The rescuers found three survivors and the body of the fourth migrant.

The number of illegal migrants between Greece and Turkey along the Maritsa River has increased by a third

Migrants are trying to enter the European Union by illegally leaving Turkey in inflatable or other boats and taking a dangerous journey to the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, BTA reports.

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