Date: 6 Ramadan 1442   Saturday 17 April 2021

  • Last Update: Saturday 17 April 2021، 11:44:08.

Turkey: 7 traffickers arrested, over 80 foreigners held

08:54 07 March 2021 Author :  

Seven traffickers were arrested and over 80 foreign nationals illegally brought into the country were held in eastern Turkey, authorities said on Saturday.

Local police teams carried out an operation against migrant smuggling in the Tatvan district of the eastern Bitlis province, the provincial governorate said in a statement.

A total of 83 foreign nationals were held in the operation, while seven human traffickers were taken into custody, it added.

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 for any country in the world./aa

Read 1074

Related News:


Partly Cloudy



Partly Cloudy

Humidity: 75%

Wind: 30.58 km/h

  • 04 Jan 2019

    Sunny 18°C 12°C

  • 05 Jan 2019

    Mostly Sunny 17°C 11°C

  • Most Popular
  • Most Commented