RASC News Agency: In continuation of the apprehension of Afghanistani refugees in Turkey, recent media reports highlight an incident where the coastal forces of Turkey detained 43 Afghanistani refugees aboard a boat on the shores of the Ayvajik region in the city of Çanakkale.
According to Turkish media, on Sunday, November 19th, the Afghanistani refugees who were detained have been transferred to the Foreigners’ Repatriation Center in the Ayvajik region. The authorities aim to repatriate them to Afghanistan.
These Afghanistani refugees were identified and apprehended by the Coast Guard’s command teams in the northern Aegean Sea shores of the Ayvajik region, as reported by Turkish media. It is noteworthy that over the past week, more than 120 “undocumented” Afghanistani refugees have been detained in different parts of Turkey. They were subsequently handed over to the centers for the repatriation of foreign nationals in Afghanistan.
Reports indicate that countries like Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey have significantly increased the detention and forced deportation of Afghanistani refugees since the beginning of this year. According to recent statistics shared by the Turkish Migration Office, over 45,000 refugees have been detained in Turkey and deported from the country since the beginning of this year. Among them, more than 13,000 are Afghanistani refugees.
Official statistics from Turkey reveal that the country currently hosts over 300,000 Afghanistani refugees in various parts of the nation. It is worth noting that with the Taliban gaining control over Afghanistan, the migration rate of Afghanistani citizens due to various reasons has significantly risen compared to the past.