The Turkish Coast Guard rescued ten irregular migrants, including a child, in the Aegean Sea, security officials said on Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, a team was dispatched off the coast of Didim in Aydin province, according to a statement released on the website of the Coast Guard Command.
The asylum seekers, primarily African nationals, were taken to the shore and then transferred to a nearby hospital.
Later on Saturday, the Coast Guard found the bodies of five migrants.
A search operation is underway for 16 missing people.
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