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More than 100 migrants held across Turkey

More than 100 migrants held across Turkey
More than half of them are Afghan nationals

ANKARA (AA) - More than 100 undocumented migrants were held across Turkey on Wednesday, according to police and gendarmerie sources.

Out of the total, 51 Afghans were held in central Sivas, when a minibus carrying them crashed.

In the Black Sea region of Bayburt province, police held 24 Pakistani and Afghan nationals, according to a police source.

Meanwhile, gendarmerie forces detained 22 Afghan nationals in eastern Elazig, according to a gendarmerie source.

The sources said people who saw the migrants walking on the Elazig-Bingol road had informed the gendarmerie.

Nine migrants, who were of Pakistani and Syrian nationals were also detained in northwestern Edirne, according to the source.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, added that two people were arrested for people trafficking in Edirne; one of them was remanded in custody.

*Abdulkadir Nisanci from Bayburt, Muzaffer Akyuz from Sivas, Hakan Mehmet Sahin from Edirne, Celal Kaya and Ismail Sen from Elazig contributed to this report.

source: News Feed
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