93 irregular migrants held in Turkey

KIRKLARELI/HATAY/AYDIN, Turkey

At least 93 irregular migrants were held in Turkey, security sources reported Wednesday.

In eastern Hatay province which borders Syria, security forces stopped a car upon suspicion and held 13 Syrian migrants who entered Turkey via illegal methods.

Separately, in northwestern Kirklareli province, gendarmerie forces conducted an operation in which 18 migrants from Iraq and Afghanistan were held.

Coast Guard command teams in Aydin province, in the Aegean region, held 26 migrants who were struggling to survive in a rubber boat.

The migrants were composed of 21 Afghans, five Syrians. They were later sent to the provincial migration office.

In central Kayseri province, security forces conducting a routine patrol on the highway stopped a bus in which 36 migrants, from Afghanistan and Pakistan, were present. They were sent to a migration office.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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