The increase in Syrian refugees in Turkey has led to the development of a lucrative trade in women. In their desperation, refugee families are selling their daughters to Turkish men. The young women are subject to abuse and discrimination.
The Turkish foreign minister has aimed heavy criticism at the EU, claiming that the bloc failed to pay billions of euros promised in a refugee pact. The criticism came ahead of a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Advocates demand an investigation as refugees report violence by Greek police — including incidents in which masked men pushed people back across the border. Authorities have refused to explain documented incidents.
Media reports about massive cuts in funding "are completely wrong and misleading," an EU spokesman has said. The bloc cut pre-accession funds to Turkey in 2017 and is not planning further cuts.
Eight of those pulled dead from the water were children. The tragedy comes as earlier at least 12 migrants drowned off Greece's western coast.
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