Turkish forces capture 502 illegal migrants on Syria border
ANKARAThe Turkish General Staff announced Dec. 17 that it has captured 502 people who were trying to illegally enter Turkey from Syria.
In a statement posted on its official website, the General Staff said Land Force units captured 502 illegal migrants on Dec. 16, while also capturing seven people who were trying to illegally enter Syria from Turkish territories.
Meanwhile, 7,695 Kalashnikov ammunitions were also seized near the border with Syria, it said. The Turkish forces also captured eight people trying to enter Turkey from Iraq and 19 people trying to enter from Iran.
Separately, 16 people were captured while trying to illegally get to Greece from Turkey.
Additionally, 552 people trying to illegally exit Turkish territories via land and 1,165 people trying via sea were captured.