Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed sorrow over the death of 13 illegal immigrants in an Istanbul outskirt, saying the dimensions which illegal migration had reached once again showed that a determined and sincere cooperation is needed to struggle against the problem.
Thirteen illegal immigrants suffocated in an airtight truck trailer as they were tried to be smuggled out of Turkey along with 125 others after a trip from the eastern province of Van to Istanbul.
Police found the bodies of the immigrants in the outskirts of Istanbul's Kucukcekmece district. The immigrants were of Pakistani, Burmese and Eritrean origin.
The ministry said an investigation was underway to arrest those involved with incident.
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