22 killed as migrant boat capsizes off Turkish coast

The boat sank off Edremit on Turkey's western coast, close to the Greek island of Lesbos. Credit: Google Maps

Twenty-two people have drowned after a boat carrying migrants capsized en route to Greece, the Turkish coast guard has said.

The boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast in the Edremit area of Balikesir province, as those on board sought to reach a Greek island, an official said.

Separately, the Dogan news agency said 11 migrants died and three were rescued when another boat sank further south off the cost of Dikili in the Izmir province.