29 Afghan migrants captured in northwestern Turkey

Turkish police plan to deport the illegal migrants.

29 Afghan migrants captured in northwestern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twenty-nine undocumented Afghan migrants were captured in northwestern Turkey on Wednesday.

The migrants, who were captured in Ayvacik in the Canakkale province, were taken into custody by gendarme (Turkish security forces in local areas) after recieving a tip that migrants would attempt to travel from the village of Buyukhusun to Lesbos, a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea.

After giving evidence at the Ayvacik Police Headquarters, the undocumented migrants were sent to the Foreigners Office, a branch of the Turkish police, to be deported.

Turkey has increased security at its borders since signing a readmission agreement with the EU on December 16, 2013.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Ocak 2014, 14:29