Turkey’s interior minister has aforesaid that Turkey’s new action plans for migration-related problems aim solely at the bar of illegal migration.

“This issue only concerns irregular and prohibited migration. it’s out of the question and not acceptable for Syrian people that are under temporary protection, foreigners that are granted international protection standing or people that have residence permits in our country to be deported,” said Soylu.

“We don’t have the aptitude or right to do this. Nor can we have such a wish nor action,” he said.

Soylu created the comments on July 28 whereas holding a news conference once visiting the Kahramanmaraş Temporary Shelter Center in southern Turkey.

“BECAUSE OF THIS, IF WE TEND TO VERIFY UNREGISTERED SYRIANS ARE IN ISTANBUL, AS PER OUR SYSTEM, WE TEND TOAT FIRST TAKE THEM TO A CAMP AND GET THEM REGISTERED. THEN WE TEND TO RAISE THEM WHICH CITY THEY NEED TO TRAVEL TO AND SEND THEM. THIS IS OFTEN SUCH A STRAIGHTFORWARD PROCEDURE.”

Over 2,200 migrants detained

Meanwhile, according to knowledge compiled by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency from security sources, at least 2,244 irregular migrants were detained across Turkey over the past week.

As several as 838 migrants were caught in multiple operations dispensed by constabulary forces within the northwestern Edirne province, that borders Greece and Bulgaria.

In the northwestern provinces of Kırklareli and Tekirdağ, a total of a hundred thirty migrants were detained by constabulary forces.

In the eastern provinces of Van and Siirt, a complete of eighty-three migrants were detained by police and gendarmerie forces over the past week.

In the coastal provinces of Çanakkale, Balıkesir, Aydın, İzmir, and Muğla, the Turkish Coast Guard and constabulary forces rounded up a complete of 878 migrants as they were making an attempt to cross to Europe through Ellas.

Moreover, some 169 irregular migrants were conjointly detained by police and constabulary forces within the southern province of Seyhan.

Separately, border forces within the southern province pf Adama caught a hundred and forty migrants for reportedly coming into Turkey from the Asian nations through extralegal means.

A total of six migrants were detained by police within the central Anatolian province of Çankırı.

The migrants enclosed Pakistani, Congolese, Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan, Egyptian, Bangladeshi, Senegalese, Central African, Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Somalian, Libyan, Togo, Cameroonian and Palestinian nationals.

All of the migrants detained throughout the week were either taken to hospital for medical aid or transferred to provincial migration offices.

Turkey has been a key transit purpose for irregular migrants reaching to cross to Europe to begin new lives, particularly those fleeing war and persecution. Thus there is a sheer need for Turkey’s new action plans.

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