Türkiye nabs dozens of irregular migrants in several cities
Security forces apprehend 82 migrants in Mugla, Edirne and Kirklareli provinces in western region
By Ali Rıza Akkir, Hakan Mehmet Sahin, and Ozgun Tiran
MUGLA / EDIRNE / KIRKLARELI, Türkiye (AA) – Security forces on Monday apprehended 82 irregular migrants in western Türkiye as they attempted to enter the country illegally.
In the Mugla province on Türkiye’s Aegean coast, the Turkish Coast Guard nabbed 28 irregular migrants on board a rubber boat off the Datca district.
In the northwestern Edirne province near the border with Greece, authorities held a group of 42 irregular migrants who had illegally crossed into Türkiye.
The border and gendarmerie units nabbed migrants from Palestine, Pakistan, Morocco, and Afghanistan.
Also, in the northwestern Kirklareli province near the border with Bulgaria, gendarmerie teams held 12 irregular migrants – all Afghan nationals – near the Derekoy border crossing.
All irregular migrants were later referred to local migration authorities for deportation.
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