Nearly 40 undocumented migrants held in Turkey

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At least 39 undocumented migrants were held in Turkey’s northwestern Canakkale province, security sources said on Thursday.

Coast guards held 16 Afghan nationals in Kadirga region when they were trying to cross into Greece using a dinghy, said a source on the condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Separately, 23 more Afghan nationals were caught in a dinghy off the coast of Babakale region.

They were all referred to provincial repatriation center.

Turkey has been a main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe, especially since the beginning of the civil war in Syria.

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