Category: Turkey


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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Another 545 irregular migrants held across Turkey

At least another 545 irregular migrants have been held across Turkey on 20 and 21 March 2019, according to multiple security...
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More than 500 irregular migrants held across Turkey

More than 500 migrants were detained on 18 and 19 March 2019 while attempting to migrate irregularly towards Europe. The largest...
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Three years after EU-Turkey migrant deal, thousands still stranded in Greece

Three years ago, the European Union and Turkey inked a deal to prevent migrants and asylum seekers from crossing irregularly from...
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Turkish police used tear gas to disperse migrants queuing to renew immigration documents

Turkish police used tear gas to scatter migrants southwest city of Denizli, who were waiting to renew their immigration documents...
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Over 30 migrants, mostly Kurds, feared dead after boat capsizes in Aegean Sea

A boat carrying 35 irregular migrants, many of them Kurds, capsized in the Aegean Sea on 9 October, killing all but one woman on...
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