World Bulletin / News Desk
Coast Guard patrols identified three dinghies carrying 139 migrants from various countries trying to cross to the Greek Islands.
Security forces intercepted 44 additional migrants from Syria, Palestine and Iraq near the western province of Izmir.
Separately, 32 irregular migrants were held in the province of Kirklareli on the European side.
Provincial Gendarmerie forces caught three groups preparing to illegally cross the western border to Bulgaria.