Turkish police detain 15 Afghan migrants for ‘hunting’ Pakistanis in Istanbul
Residents in the Sultangazi district called the police when they spotted the Afghan group in the Esentepe neighborhood late Jan. 28.
The 15 Afghans were later detained while walking the streets by wielding clubs.
The suspects told the police that they were robbed by unidentified Pakistanis and were looking for them.
Police launched an investigation into the robbery allegation before deporting the unregistered migrants back to Afghanistan.