Over 185 undocumented migrants captured in Turkey’s west

Over 185 undocumented migrants captured in Turkey’s west

MUĞLA – Anadolu Agency
Over 185 undocumented migrants captured in Turkey’s west

At least 186 undocumented migrants were held in western Turkey, Turkish security sources said on May 24.

Provincial gendarmerie said that a total of 126 undocumented migrants were held in operations carried out in Muğla, a southwestern coastal province.

The Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants were trying to cross to Greece illegally by sea, the gendarmerie added.

They were later referred to provincial migration authorities.

Separately, in the northwestern Edirne province, Turkish border security forces held 60 undocumented migrants during surveillance in the Uzunköprü, Havsa and Meriç districts.

The migrants were Moroccan, Syrian, Palestinian, Afghan, and Somali nationals.

Turkey has been a main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe, especially since 2011, the start of the Syrian civil war.

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