Members of the Safwan family mourn the loss of their relatives who drowned when their migrant boat sank between Turkey and Greece on Oct. 14, 2015. Photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Lebanese Foreign Ministry said Monday that it has asked Turkish authorities to help repatriate the bodies of seven members of the Safwan family who drowned when their migrant boat sank last week in the Aegean Sea.According to a statement released by the ministry, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil tasked Rabih Narash, an adviser in Lebanon's embassy in Ankara, to head to the southwestern Turkish city of Izmir to stand by the three survivors of the accident "in this very difficult time".
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