The child, believed to be Syrian, drowned as two boats sank after leaving southwest Turkey for Greece.
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An image of a drowned toddler washed up on the beach in one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts swept across social media Wednesday, after at least 12 presumed Syrian refugees died trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.In a second image, a grim-faced policeman carries the tiny body away.The two boats, carrying a total of 23 people, had set off separately from the Akyarlar area of the Bodrum peninsula, a senior Turkish naval official said.Tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing the war in their homeland have descended on Turkey's Aegean coast this summer to board boats to Greece, their gateway to the EU.The official said almost 100 people in all had been rescued by Turkish vessels overnight as they tried to reach Kos.
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