EDIRNE, Turkey

A migrant family trying to cross to Greece from Edirne, a northwestern Turkish border province, has been stranded on an island in the middle of Meric River.

Hundreds of irregular migrants hoping to cross to Europe from Turkey are trying sea vessels and land vehicles in order to make the trip.

In one of the border villages on Friday, scores of irregular migrants swam or took boats in order to cross to Greece.

One of these families’ boat deflated in the middle of the river.

The family of nine, including small children, climbed to an island, hoping to

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