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Rise in Afghan migrants trying to enter Turkey

16 Apr 2018 TRT World

Thousands of Afghanis and Pakistanis are trying to cross into Turkey from the country's eastern border with Iran. And with the border wall almost half complete, they are even taking greater risks.

Dogubeyazit station at the district of Agri province at the border between Turkey and Iran.




The bus station in the Turkish town of Dogubeyazit is close to the border with Iran. Migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan stay there after crossing in. Immigrants say they pay smugglers they met at the station to take them further west to the city of Erzincan.As  Afghan refugees walks along the D100, they are often detained by the Turkish security forces. They receive shelter, food and water and a 15-day notice to leave the country. But often, immigrants ignore the notice and head west towards Istanbul.TRT World's Joseph Hayat has the story from the Turkey-Iran border.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies

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