Turkey faces wave of Afghan migrants: Interior minister
“We have been facing in recent months a wave of migrants, especially from Afghanistan,” Soylu said, addressing immigration officials in the southern province of Adana, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Turkey currently hosts 3.5 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country in the world. It has been the main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe, especially since the beginning of the civil war in Syria.
Erzurum, Ağrı, Iğdır and Van in the country’s east are the provinces that currently host the most Afghan refugees.