Volunteers walk on a pile of lifejackets left behind by refugees and migrants who arrived to the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on December 3, 2015. / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS
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Turkish police have seized over 1,200 unsafe life jackets destined for use by migrants trying to reach Greece by sea, in a raid on an underground workshop that used Syrian underage labor, a report said Wednesday.Turkey, which is home to some 2.2 million refugees from Syria's civil war, has become a hub for migrants seeking to move to Europe, many of whom pay people smugglers thousands of dollars for the risky crossing.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday 1,004,356 migrants and refugees reached Europe in 2015 but 3,771 died while crossing the Mediterranean.
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