Category: Turkey


Turkey: Thousands of migrants arrested in recent crackdown

Turkish police took action against approximately 12,000 migrants over a two-week period in July, according to Abdullah Ayaz, the...
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Cruise ship rescues over 100 migrants stranded at sea near Greece

Maltese cruise ship Marella Discovery has rescued 111 migrants, including 33 children, near Greece’s Peloponnese...
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“The cost of living in Turkey is much higher than you can imagine,” said an Afghan migrant in Istanbul

Thousands of Afghan irregular migrants travel through Turkey each year with the aim of reaching Europe eventually. Many of them...
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Sea routes main cause of migrant deaths

 The world’s most dangerous migration routes involve sea crossings, particularly the Mediterranean Sea, said the International...
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“It was the toughest journey one can ever have,” said Afghan returnee

We asked an Afghan irregular migrant to share his story with The Migrant Project. Read more about his journey below: What was...
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IOM and the European Union to help thousands of vulnerable migrants return home from Turkey

Migrants stuck in Turkey can now benefit from a new voluntary returns programme. On 16 April 2019, the International Organization...
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Fire in Ankara kills at least five Afghan migrants

At least five Afghan migrants were killed and 11 others injured after a three-storey building was engulfed by fire on 29 March...
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Afghan migrants struggle after long journeys to Turkey

Afghans now make up the majority of irregular migrants based in Turkey, according to official Turkish statistics reported by news...
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Turkish coastguard saves dozens of migrants from sinking boat in the Aegean Sea

The Turkish coastguard rescued 55 irregular migrants from a sinking rubber boat in the Aegean Sea on 23 March 2019, according to...
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