Since the beginning of 2022, the Turkish Coast Guard has detained more than 17,400 illegal migrants.

According to bourgas.ru, since the beginning of 2022, the Turkish Coast Guard has detained more than 17,400 illegal migrants. This was reported by the Turkish state television TRT-Haber.

The Coast Guard foiled a total of 580 migrant smuggling attempts.
Five migrants were found dead.
17,411 migrants were detained and 137 human trafficking suspects were detained.
Most people try to get from Turkey to the Greek islands in inflatable boats.

At the same time, since the beginning of 2022, Turkish gendarmerie and police units have prevented 26 attempts to smuggle migrants, during which 943 migrants and 27 traffickers were caught.

Meanwhile, Turkish authorities continue to accuse Greece of persecuting and expelling asylum seekers from its borders, as well as violating international law.

In March 2016, the EU and Turkey signed an agreement to curb the flow of migrants into the EU.

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