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Somalia urges probe into the death of citizens along Greek-Turkish border
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Somalia urges probe into the death of citizens along Greek-Turkish border

Somalia's Federal Government has urged the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of five Somali Nationals who were found frozen to death at the Greek-Turkish border.

In statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has been regrettably informed about the death of five Somali migrants along Greek-Turkish border and conveyed its condolences to the families and loved ones.

“The Federal of Somalia has been regrettably informed that the migrants found frozen to death along the Greek- Turkish border included five Somali nationals," the ministry said in a statement.

The Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu posted images on Twitter showing the bodies of migrants lying by the roadside near the northwestern border town of Ipsala with some wearing only shorts and T-shirts despite the cold.

He said the 12 were part of a larger group that had been “pushed back” by Greece.

He accused Greek border officials of forcing the group back across the border, resulting in their deaths.

Turkey and Greek have frequently clashed over the fate of migrants crossing their shared land and sea borders.

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