At least 3 people have died and another 3 remain missing after the sinking of the “Joe-2”, a merchant ship with 14 crew members on board which sank this morning off the coast of the Kumluca district in Antalya, southern Turkey. The Guinea-Bissau-flagged cargo ship was sailing from the port of İskenderun to the Ukrainian port of Izmail when it sank offshore 35 km from the coast around 4 am local time (3:00 CET). All the crew members, of whom 8 were able to be rescued alive although with injuries, were Syrian nationals. A corvette, 7 boats, 2 helicopters and a Turkish coast guard plane are taking part in the rescue operation.
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As a history lover, Pablo was captivated by Turkey from the first day he visited it in 2006: he got married there, has a house there… and has since become an expert on Turkey’s current affairs. With a long experience in media, he has been at the helm of hispanatolia.com since 2011, and now also of anatoliatoday.com