World Bulletin / News Desk
A total of 1,632 illegal migrants were held across Turkey on Monday, according to military figures.
Border troops held a total of 1,556 migrants from Syria trying to illegally cross into Turkey, as well as five from Greece and two from Iran, according to Turkish General Staff website.
Turkey has been a main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe since the beginning of the civil war in Syria.
Sixty-four migrants were also caught while trying to illegally cross into Greece from Turkey, while five others were held at the Syrian border trying to cross into Syria.
On the country's Iranian border, over 12,000 unlicensed packages of cigarettes were seized, according to the website.
Border forces acted on tip off from Turkish intelligence
It is our right under international law to take measures in face of attacks from Afrin, Syria, says Turkey's foreign minister
Gen. Hulusi Akar also set to discuss regional security issues with his Russian counterpart on Thursday
Exports soar by 10 pct y-o-y in 2017, says head of Houseware Association of Turkey
Monetary Policy Committee keeps policy rate, also known as one-week repo rate, at 8 pct
We are not creating a Syria border security force at all, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, pushing back at controversy
First National Security meeting for 2018 to discuss Afrin, emergency rule
Finnish parliament's Second Deputy Speaker Arto Satonen visits Turkish parliament in capital Ankara
Joint flights to offer fast, convenient connections for customers leaving Istanbul to Kishinev
Turkish NGOs and state disaster agency send 20 truckfuls of aid including tents, blankets, clothes, and food
Move comes after 11 people killed in clashes in and around Mitiga International Airport near Tripoli
Among migrants are Syrians, Palestinians, Bangladeshis, Afghans, Indians, Iranians, Iraqis and Sri Lankans
Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu says weapons sent to Middle East will 'increase pain'
Turkish president calls on NATO to fulfill its responsibilities
Photo of blindfolded youth has become symbol of Palestinian opposition to US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Suspects have been accused of making propaganda for terror group on social media