Turkey works on bill on migration, asylum
ANKARA/EDİRNE - Anatolia News Agency
İdris Naim Şahin. AA photoTurkey's Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin said today that the government was working on a bill on migration and asylum.
Şahin said the government was also working on laws regarding the illegal employment of foreigners in Turkey so that the laws would be in line with international standards and principles of the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
"The ministry has prepared a bill on international protection of foreigners and it will be presented to Parliament soon," Şahin told an Anatolia News Agency correspondent in an exclusive interview.
40 illegal migrants captured
Police in the northwestern Edirne province, which borders Greece, have intercepted 40 illegal migrants.
Police, acting on a tip, stopped a van at the city's entrance and found 40 illegal migrants in the vehicle, who later were revealed to be coming from Myanmar, Congo, Senegal and Palestine.