Over 300 migrants detained in Turkey’s north, east

Over 300 migrants detained in Turkey’s north, east

AMASYA – Anadolu Agency
Over 300 migrants detained in Turkey’s north, east

More than 300 migrants were detained on Oct. 15 in two separate police operations in northern and eastern Turkey, according to a police source.

Police detained 206 migrants while they were on a bus, which was stopped along the Amasya-Samsun road in the Black Sea province of Amasya.

Afghan, Pakistani, Iranian, Syrian and Myanmar nationals were among the migrants including 25 women and 18 children.

The migrants were headed to Istanbul from the eastern Ağrı province, the source added.

In another operation in the eastern province of Elazığ, police detained 97 migrants at the bus terminal who were trying to reach Istanbul from Van.

The suspects were Pakistani and Afghan nationals, a police official said.

Meanwhile, 47 migrants were injured in southeastern Turkey when the van carrying them had an accident on the same day, according to a hospital official.

The accident in the southeastern province of Hakkari took place when the van fell into a stream bed in the Yüksekova-Dağlıca area, near the Iranian border.

Most of the injured were Pakistani nationals, said a senior official at Yüksekova State Hospital.

Seventeen out of the 47 were transferred to Hakkari State Hospital after their treatment in Yüksekova, the official added.

An investigation of the incident by the gendarmerie forces is ongoing.