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The vessels were tracked sailing to the north-west of the island and were thought to have set off from the Turkish coastal city of Mersin. "For their safety they were towed to harbor," a police spokesman said. Cyprus is the closest European Union member state to Syria, yet many fleeing conflict have largely avoided the island because it has no direct easy access to the rest of the continent.
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