Turkish Authorities Detain Over 20 Refugees, Including Afghans, in Adana

Turkish security forces have identified and detained 23 refugees, including Afghan citizens, in the city of Adana, Khamaa Press reported yesterday.

The migrants, who are also from Iraq, Egypt, and Pakistan, have been held due to a “lack of legal residency” and transferred to the immigration office.

Turkish authorities state the individuals entered the country through “illegal means,” as government efforts to prevent such entries continue. Also, 16 people have been recently detained on human trafficking charges in Mugla and Adana.

In the past month, 1,096 “illegal refugees,” including Afghans, were detained in Adana, the source mentioned.

This comes amid a trend of increased expulsion and detention of Afghan refugees in countries like Turkey, Pakistan, and Iran.

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