270 un­doc­u­mented mi­grants held in Tur­key

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - National -

AT LEAST 270 un­doc­u­mented mi­grants were held in Tur­key, se­cu­rity sources said on Satur­day. İzmir coastal guards have rounded up 216 Syr­i­ans and two Eritre­ans when they were at­tempt­ing to cross into Greece via two rub­ber boats, said a se­cu­rity source on the con­di­tion of anonymity due to re­stric­tions on speak­ing to the me­dia. Blan­kets and food were pro­vided to the mi­grants af­ter they were taken out of the boat. Sep­a­rately, gen­darmes de­tained 52 un­doc­u­mented mi­grants from Pak­istan in the Babaeski, Pı­narhisar and Demirköy dis­tricts of north­west­ern Kırk­lareli prov­ince, an­other source said. Tur­key has been the main route for refugees try­ing to cross into Europe, es­pe­cially since the be­gin­ning of the civil war in Syria.

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