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16.10.2020 12:27 News >> 15 Asylum Seekers Held In Northwestern Turkey

15 Asylum Seekers Held In Northwestern Turkey

Turkish police stop vehicle overloaded with asylum seekers, driver detained.

Turkish police caught 15 asylum seekers in the northwestern province of Tekirdag, a local authority said Friday.
The anti-smuggling teams of local police stopped a light commercial vehicle during a regular check at the entrance of the Suleymanpasa district.
During the search in the vehicle with a standard capacity of 5 passengers, 15 asylum seekers with Syrian and Egyptian nationalities were arrested. They were found to have entered Turkey illegally searching for a gate to Europe.
Asylum seekers were referred to local migration authorities. The driver of the vehicle was detained.
Turkey has been a key transit point for irregular migrants and asylum seekers aiming to cross to Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.
Written by Ahmet Gencturk in Ankara -



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