A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey's coast guard said.
The coast guard said 31 other migrants were rescued after the boat sank in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Bodrum. The region is close to the Greek island of Kos.
The 12 bodies were found inside the wreck of the boat at a depth of 32 meters (105 feet), the coast guard said in a statement.
It said the search-and-rescue operation involving two coast guard boats, a helicopter and a team of divers, is continuing.
It was not immediately clear why the boat sank. There was no immediate information on the migrants' nationalities.