• İstanbul 11 °C
  • Ankara 5 °C

UPDATE - 20 asylum seekers held in Turkey

UPDATE - 20 asylum seekers held in Turkey
Afghan, Iraqi, Pakistani nationals entering country illegally caught in northwestern and eastern provinces

UPDATES TOTAL NUMBER OF ASYLUM SEEKERS, ADDS DETAILS FROM ERZINCAN, CHANGES HEADLINE AND DECK

By Ozgun Tiran

KIRKLARELI/ERZINCAN, Turkey (AA) – At least 20 asylum seekers were held by authorities in the northwestern Kirklareli and eastern Erzincan provinces of Turkey, security sources said on Wednesday.

The Afghan and Iraqi nationals were caught by gendarmerie forces in the Kofcaz district of Kirklareli province, which borders Bulgaria.

After routine checks and health controls, they were referred to the provincial gendarmerie command, and later to a repatriation center.

The security teams on patrol held eight irregular migrants, three of whom are Afghan and five of whom are Pakistani nationals, near the intercity bus station of Erzincan.

The asylum-seekers will be transferred to the provincial migration office after their identification at the police department.

Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers who want to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.

Turkey hosts about 4 million refugees, more than any other country in the world.


*Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev and Dilan Pamuk from Ankara

source: News Feed
This news is a total 23 time has been read
UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
This news yet comment has been added .
Other News
All Rights Reserved © May 2014 US Muslims | Unauthorized and the resources published.
Haber Scripti: CM Bilişim