Turkey Has Deported 54,475 Irregular Migrants Since Start of 2022

Turkey on Thursday said it has deported a total of 54,475 irregular migrants since the beginning of 2022 aimed at fighting the influx of illegal immigrants.

“Of total 54,475 deportees, some 32,416 of them were Afghan nationals, 6,991 Pakistanis and 15,068 foreigners from other nationalities,” Daily Sabah reported, citing officials from the Directorate of Migration Management of the Interior Ministry.

The official said that these illegal migrants were deported by 134 charter flights on a daily basis, of which 132 to Afghanistan and two to Pakistan.

Moriever, 20,514 Syrian nationals were forced to leave the country since 2016 on the grounds of disrupting public order and also 6,882 foreigners, including Afghanistan and Pakistani nationals were deported in 2022 for the same reason.

Turkey also prevented the illegal entry of 176,896 irregular migrants through land borders, and 12,310 among them were attempted to enter Turkey only in June.

Since 2016, Turkey has prevented illegal entry of 2,640,317 people into the country.


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