Turkey’s state-run news agency ‘Anadolu Agency’ reports on Friday that more 258 migrants have been arrested during anti-trafficking operations in provinces of Aydin, Mugla, Edirne and Hatay when they either tried to reach Europe or attempted to enter Turkey using illegal routes.
They further report that:
“In an operation against undocumented migrants in southwestern Mugla, Turkish Coast Guard teams held 65 Syrians off Gulluk Bay in Milas district, a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.
Three other suspected human traffickers were also taken into custody, the source added.
In southwestern Aydin province, coast guards held 18 people, including Afghans and Syrians, who were trying to reach Greek islands illegally.
In northwestern Edirne province, border guards held 166 people, including Afghans, Indians, Somalians, Palestinians and Syrians, who were trying to reach Greece and Bulgaria illegally.
Also, in southern province of Hatay, border guards held nine Syrians, who were trying to enter Turkey.