7 irregular migrants held in northwestern Turkey

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Turkish police caught seven irregular migrants in the northwestern province of Kocaeli, a local authority said Tuesday.

The Provincial Police Directorate’s anti-smuggling teams stopped a bus during traffic control on the Anatolian Highway.

During the search, migrants from Afghanistan who entered the country illegally were held.

Two human traffickers were also arrested.

Turkey has been a key transit point for irregular migrants aiming to cross to Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.

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