166 undocumented migrants held across Turkey
SİVAS – Anadolu Agency
At least 166 undocumented migrants were held in central Sivas and northern Kastamonu provinces, while two bodies were recovered from the Aegean Sea on Friday, according to a police source.
Out of the total, 39 migrants, including women and children were rounded up during a police search of a passenger bus in Sivas, which was travelling from eastern Ağrı province to Istanbul.
Among them were 27 Afghans and 12 Pakistanis. Separately, bodies of two migrants were recovered from the Aegean Sea off the coast of southwestern Muğla province, the Coast Guard Command said in a statement.
The bodies were found after a group of undocumented migrants had sought help from the Coast Guard teams at 5 nautical miles north of Kardak islets, whose status is disputed between Greece and Turkey.
Search-and-rescue operations in the area continue.
Moreover, police held 127 undocumented migrants in Kastamonu province, when a bus carrying them crashed into a car and police arrived at the scene later, according to a police source.
The source added that among them were 64 Afghans, 62 Pakistanis and a Cameroonian.
The driver of the bus was arrested, the source added.