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UPDATE - Nearly 580 undocumented migrants held across Turkey

UPDATE - Nearly 580 undocumented migrants held across Turkey
Migrants belong to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Pakistan, Palestine, Tunisia, and Morocco

UPDATES WITH MORE NUMBER OF MIGRANTS, CHANGES HEADLINE, LEAD

By Salih Baran, Birol Gungordu, Burak Akay, Safak Yel and Hanife Erdinc

CANAKKALE/IZMIR, Turkey (AA) - A total of 577 undocumented migrants were held across Turkey on Monday, according to security sources.

In the northwestern province of Edirne, 390 migrants were rounded up in Bosnakoy and Yenikadin districts said coast guard sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The migrants were from Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia and Morocco.

Another 142 migrants were held in Canakkale, another northwestern port city.

Among them, 78 were from Afghanistan and 64 were Iraqi nationals.

In the Aegean sea coast 45 undocumented migrants including 13 children were detained as they attempted to cross into Greece.

source: News Feed
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