A total of 188 undocumented migrants were held across Turkey, security sources said on Wednesday.
Border guards detained 144 migrants in the northwestern Edirne province’s Uzunkopru, Enez, Kesan and Meric districts, according to a security source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Among the migrants were Moroccan, Syrian, Palestinian, Pakistani, Iraqi and Afghan nationals.
In Kirklareli, another northwestern province, 33 others — Pakistani, Afghan and Syrian nationals — who were planning to illegally cross into Europe, were held.
Also, in the southern Hatay province, 11 Syrian refugees, who illegally entered Turkey from Syria, were apprehended, another security source said.