Turkey has been one of the main routes for asylum seekers wanting to reach Europe, especially since Syria’s civil war started in 2011.
Boat carrying migrants reportedly sinks off the coast of the Dikili district of Turkey's western Izmir province.
Ankara and Athens are passing through a delicate period as their warplanes and boats face off in disputed airspace and maritime zones. Here is the historical background of the tensions and Ankara’s approach to its neighbour.
The bodies of two women and five children were found after a refugee boat heading towards the Greek islands capsized near the Aegean province of Izmir.
A woman died and several others were injured at a village on the Greek island of Lesbos where several homes collapsed. There was no report of any damage from western Turkey where tremors shook buildings.
Greece's small, remote islands are increasingly reliant on volunteer services. With no resident doctors on many of the islands, living in these idyllic spots can be a health risk.
The Turkish Coast Guard intercepted 679 migrants in the Aegean Sea this week, as part of a four-day operation.
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