Fourteen individuals, most of them asylum seekers that were Syrian, have already been killed and dozens injured in two fatal bus injuries in Turkey within 24 hours, local media has reported.
A bus taking asylum seekers hoping to get a boat to the Greek isle of Lesbos rolled and overturned right into a gorge in the western Balikesir province, killing the motorist as well as seven Syrians, state-run Anatolia news agency said. Forty two others were injured, it said.
In another event a day before, a bus taking migrants from Myanmar, Afghanistan and Syria slammed right into an automobile in the northwestern Canakkale state, injuring 30 others and killing six Syrians, the private Dogan news agency said.
From where they could have tried to cross to Lesbos they were also being driven into a shore, it said.
But before this week, the EU said it was far from satisfied with Turkey’s cooperation in stemming the flow of asylum seekers attempting to reach the bloc.