Units intercept over 1,000 migrants on Turkish borders
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AFP photoOver 1,000 people were intercepted by Turkish forces trying to enter the country illegally from Syria on May 14, the military stated on May 15.
Just under 1,090 people were found by Turkish forces’ border units, the General Staff stated, without saying whether the influx was at a particular point or along Turkey’s lengthy southern border with Syria.
On Turkey’s frontier with Greece, 29 people trying to cross into Greece from Turkey were also intercepted, the army statement said, adding that another person was found trying to enter Turkey illegally from Greece.
Ten people trying to cross into neighboring Bulgaria were also found.
On the far side of the country, the Turkish authorities intercepted 14 people trying to cross the frontier from Iraq.