At least six children drowned earlier this morning in two separate incidents when their boats sank off Turkey while trying to make the risky crossing to Greece. A first boat loaded with 55 Syrian and Afghan migrants sank in strong winds and high waves. Turkish coastguards have so far recovered bodies of four Afghan children. Another two children perished when their vessel heading for the Greek island of Kos sank. Turkey has become the main transit point for people fleeing war and misery for a better life in Europe.