Over 680 undocumented migrants captured in Turkey

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Over 680 undocumented migrants captured in Turkey

A total of 683 undocumented migrants were captured as they were attempting to illegally cross the country’s borders by Turkish security forces, the military said on Jan. 13.

Border troops on Jan. 12 rounded up 577 migrants, who were trying to illegally cross into Turkey from Syria, according to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff. 

It said four more migrants were caught as they were attempting to cross into Syria, while two others were held at the Iranian border. 

Another 100 people were detained at the Greek border, the military said, adding 50 of them had tried to illegally enter Greece, while the remaining 50 attempted to cross into Turkey. 

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