Court remands 4 alleged migrant smugglers
İZMİR- Anadolu Agency
A Turkish court on July 9 remanded in custody four suspects for allegedly smuggling nearly 300 asylum seekers, according to a judicial source.
An Izmir court remanded four of the suspects in custody and released the others on bail, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Due to its geographical location and conflicts in nearby regions, Turkey has been one of the main routes for asylum seekers seeking to start a new life in Europe.
The deadly civil war in Syria has been one of the triggering factors behind large-scale migration to the continent.
Turkey hosts nearly 4 million Syrians, more than any other country in the world.