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SL illegal migrants arrested in Turkey

Security personnel covered groups of migrants in western Edirne province who were trying to cross to Europe, said the sources, who spoke on condition of secrecy due to limits on speaking to the media.

The migrants are from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Morocco, Tunisia, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt and Syria, the media sources said.

In western Kirklareli province, 15 Afghan nationals who were trying to go abroad using illegal routes were also held, the media sources added.

Some 268,000 illegal migrants were detained in Turkey in 2018, according to the Interior Ministry.

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