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21 irregular migrants held in Turkey

Anadolu Agency TURKEY
Published June 09,2021
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Police in southern Turkey held a group of irregular migrants preparing to leave the country illegally, according to an official statement on Wednesday.

Acting on a tip, local police teams in Antalya province held 21 irregular migrants from Syria in the Gazipaşa district.

The migrants were later referred to the provincial migration directorate.

Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers who want to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.

It hosts nearly 4 million refugees, including more than 3.6 million Syrians, the most in any country in the world.