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Turkish Police Raid Underground Workshop Making Fake Life Jackets for Refugees

There’s a terrible story coming out of Turkey, where officials have raided a workshop, seizing hundreds of ineffective life jackets. More than 2 million refugees are currently in Turkey, and thousands have attempted to get to Greece on dangerous boats and makeshift vessels. The underground workshop that made the vest was reportedly using labor from Syrian children. The raid comes just hours after the bodies of dozens of drowned refugees were found—many were unknowingly wearing fake life jackets. According to The Telegraph this “summer had seen a booming trade in life jackets in Turkish resorts for sale at suspiciously low prices.”

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