By Safak Yel
IZMIR, Turkey (AA) - At least 92 undocumented migrants have been rounded up in western Izmir city, according to the Coast Guard Command on Tuesday.
In a statement, the coast guard authority said the migrants, including children were stopped off Bademli neighborhood in Dikili district when they were making an attempt to illegally cross into Greece in an inflatable boat.
There were 23 Syrians, 11 Angolans, five Gabonese, five Togolese, two Gambians and a South African in the boat, the statement said.
Separately, coast guards stopped early Tuesday another boat off Dikili district, aboard which were 25 Afghans, 11 Syrians, eight Iranians and a Congolese.
There were 17 children among them, the statement added.
Turkey has been the main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe, especially since the beginning of the civil war in Syria.
- Turkey hits record high gas consumption on Jan.18
- Oil prices mixed ahead of power transition in US
- US asks Australia to scrap proposed social media law
- Turkey ratifies free trade deal with Azerbaijan
- Local COVID-19 transmissions rise in China
- NBA: Warriors end Lakers' 5-game winning streak
- Turkey nabs 35 terror suspects over alleged links to Daesh/ISIS
- Kazakhstan to kick off COVID-19 vaccination next month
- Turkey's Borsa Istanbul looking up at Tuesday open
- Historical Turkish town draws tourists despite pandemic
- UPDATE - Turkey: 160 suspects with FETO links arrested
- ANALYSIS - EU members in Balkans block their non-EU neighbors
- Language teaching to shift to e-learning in post-virus era
- Turkey issues arrest warrants for 238 FETO suspects
More than 90 undocumented migrants held in Turkey
By Safak Yel