In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, a paramilitary police officer investigates the scene before carrying the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi from the sea shore, near the beach resort of Bodrum, Turkey. (Nilufer Demir/DHA via AP, File)
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Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi -- whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis -- and four other people.The image of the boy's lifeless body lying face down on a Turkish beach galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis, graphically illustrating the magnitude of the suffering, the lives destroyed and the treacherous journeys the migrants risk. Alabash also maintained Abdullah Kurdi was involved in the organization of the trip. The man said he was not a smuggler but a migrant who had been instructed to by Abdullah Kurdi to stay back and keep an eye on a Turkish smuggler who had the migrants' money until the group reached Greece.
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