Over 1,200 irregular migrants held in Turkey in past week

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The Turkish Interior Ministry on Sept. 22 said 1,210 irregular migrants were held this past week, from Sept. 14 to 21.

In the western İzmir province and northern Aegean provinces, a total of 426 migrants were held in 11 different incidents, according to the ministry statement.

The ministry further added that security units in the southern Aegean region have held 79 migrants while three dead bodies were retrieved from the sea.

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