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Four suspected smugglers prosecuted in Turkey after the death of little Aylan Kurdi

Aylan Kurdi

Friday, September 4 , Turkish justice pursued and imprisoned four suspected smugglers after the sinking that killed twelve migrants including little Aylan Kurdi whose photograph of dead body washed up on a Turkish beach has moved the world. These four people, aged 30-41 years and Syrian nationality , have been formally indicted by a court in the Turkish resort of Bodrum manslaughter and ” immigrant smuggling “. They were detained until their trial , said the Turkish daily Hürriyet .

Aylan Kurdi, his brother Ghaleb , 5, and his mother Rihanna, all victims of the same shipwreck were buried Friday in the Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab , north of Syria, they had left to take refuge in Turkey after the last offensive the jihadist Islamic State group (EI) in June

One of the most short passages to Europe

For several months, a growing number of migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Africans trying to cross the Aegean Sea in dangerous conditions to join the Greek islands , doors of the European Union entries (EU ) .

Between Bodrum and Kos , candidates for exile pay more than 1000 dollars ( 900 euros ) for a shorter sea crossings between Turkey and Europe. The Turkish authorities say they have rescued more than 42,000 migrants off their coasts since the beginning of 2015 .

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