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8 irregular migrants held in northwestern Turkey

Irregular migrants illegally entered Turkey, held in Kirklareli province bordering Bulgaria

Ozgun Tiran   | 15.09.2021
8 irregular migrants held in northwestern Turkey

KIRKLARELI, Turkey

At least eight irregular migrants were held in northwestern Turkey, provincial security sources said on Wednesday.

The department of anti-smuggling and organized crime in the Kirklareli province, which borders Bulgaria, held the migrants of Moroccan, Algerian, and Lebanese nationalities in a park at the province's center, said a source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

A woman migrant, eight months pregnant, was taken to Kirklareli Training and Research Hospital for a health checkup.

Other irregular migrants were then referred to the provincial migration office.

* Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev in Ankara

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