gravestones marked with individuality numbers are all that remains of dozens of migrants who strove to create the mortal crossing Europe but were murdered after their ship sank into a Turkish lake.
Lake Van, Turkey’s largest lake at the far east of the nation, constitutes a portion of this mortal path for Afghan, Pakistani, and other migrants searching for security and financial opportunities in Europe.
By going through the river, they could circumnavigate checkpoints set up around the rocky eastern terrain of Turkey, not far from Iran.
Two ships sunk in June in December, claiming that a total of 68 lives.
The migrants were expected to achieve Greece.
Before hitting the lake, the migrants should frequently cross off border hills.
Back in Van Province, two cemeteries were put up to spoil migrants that weren’t able to be identified. In one, there were recently dug graves, anticipating the upcoming victims.
People who make the crossing are placed into refugee camps on the island of Lesbos in Greece.
Abbas Khasimi, an Afghan migrant, determined against making the possibly fatal trip to Europe.
He stated, “Initially, once I talked to this smuggler, we’d consented to the fact he would take us to Greece, but I chose to remain for the lives of my spouse and my kid since the trip was too hazardous. But we’d still like to achieve Europe”.
Legal specialists working together with the migrants think that little scale traffickers, who formerly just smuggled sugar and tea are now trafficking individuals due to the huge quantities of cash involved.
Turkey was a migrant hub as a result of the geographic position.
However, it has become tougher and tougher to cross because of the onset of the migrant catastrophe in 2015.
Under the agreement, Turkey agreed to return migrants who enter Greece and ship lawful refugees into the EU.
But because 2018 steps are stepped up in Turkey as it battles an economic meltdown and is currently home to four million migrants, nearly all of them from war-torn Syria.