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Turkey sends 227 irregular migrants back to Afghanistan

Turkey sends 227 irregular migrants back to Afghanistan

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24 Apr 2022 - 20:55
Turkey sends 227 irregular migrants back to Afghanistan
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24 Apr 2022 - 20:55

ATLANTA (Pajhwok) At least 227 Afghan nationals who entered Turkey illegally were flown back to Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

The government’s efforts to combat irregular migration are ongoing, with irregular migrants held in repatriation camps for a short period before being returned to their home country. Turkish news agency Anadolu reported on Sunday.

According to the local migration office, the plane carrying the migrants took off from the eastern province of Malatya and will land in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Since the resumption of the chartered flights from Malatya Airport, at least 681 irregular migrants have been sent to Afghanistan.

This year, a debate emerged as Turkey deals with an influx of migrants from more conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Ukraine and other countries, in addition to the society’s economic problems, which some sections place the burden for on migrants’ shoulders.

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