324 Afghan migrants deported from Turkey

324 Afghan migrants deported from Turkey

324 Afghan migrants deported from Turkey

Hundreds of undocumented Afghan and Syrian migrants have been rounded up and deported during anti-human trafficking operations in Turkey’s Aegean provinces, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 5.

Some 324 undocumented Afghan nationals, who were rounded up in the Aegean province of İzmir, have been deported.

Police also detained 49 undocumented Syrian migrants in the Balıkesir province. Balıkesir’s coastal districts are among main illegal routes the migrants use to go to Greece, particularly to Lesbos island. 

Moreover, coast guard units rounded up 38 Syrians, who were attempting to cross into Greece, in the Mediterranean province of Antalya.

The migrants, including women and children, were sent to regional immigration departments.

Turkey has been the main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe, especially since the beginning of a civil war in Syria.