Turkish security forces arrest 69 Afghan refugees
Turkish security forces have arrested at least 69 Afghan refugees in Turkey, according to reports.
Anadolu Agency reported that the arrests took place in different parts of Canakkale province.
The report said that 70 illegal immigrants were arrested in Canakkale, of whom 69 were Afghans and one was an Iranian.
The detainees were transferred to the Referral Center for Illegal Immigrants of the Migration Directorate of Canakkale province.
It is worth mentioning that in recent months, a large number of Afghans have been deported from Iran, Turkey, and Pakistan.
The arrests come amid an ongoing crackdown on illegal immigration in Turkey. Turkish authorities have been stepping up efforts to prevent refugees from entering the country illegally.
The crackdown has been criticized by some human rights groups, who say it is inhumane and violates the rights of refugees.