Tragedy: Young Turkish migrant is drowned, hugging his violinmain
Sixteen people are reported to have drowned when a refugee ship sank last week off the Greek island of Lesbos.
The Turkish newspaper Gazeta Manifesto reports:
On board the ship was also a young Turkish violinist – Barış Yazgı, 22 years old, born in Siirt – who wanted to go to Belgium – where his brother lives – to study music. His dead body was found hugging a violin box. Inside his violin box he carried his instrument as well as handwritten compositions.
Here’s video of Baris playing (at the right) with a Turkish ensemble.