More than 500 stopped crossing illegally into Greece

Turkish border source says migrants apprehended last week in Edirne province

More than 500 stopped crossing illegally into Greece

World Bulletin / News Desk

More than 500 migrants were prevented crossing into Greece from Turkey last week, a border security source said Saturday.

The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to restrictions on discussing operations with the media, said 534 migrants were apprehended across Edirne province, which also borders Bulgaria, between Sept. 2 and 9.

The migrants, from Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iran, Algeria, Tunisia and Bangladesh, were detained as they attempted to cross into Greece illegally, the source added.

They were taken to Edirne detention center to face possible deportation to their home country.

More than a million refugees and migrants traveled from Turkey to Greece last year before an EU-Turkey deal stemmed the flow in March.

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