Illegal migration in January-April period up 86% y/y

Ljubljana – Slovenian police dealt with 3,107 cases of illegal migration in the first four months of this year, up nearly 86% on the same period last year. Afghan citizens accounted for more than a quarter of all the illegal migrants caught from January through April, fresh police data shows.

Turkey hosts total 4,082,693 asylum seekers: Deputy interior minister

The total number of asylum seekers in Turkey is 4,082,693, and of them, 3,762,686 comprise Syrians under temporary protection, Deputy Interior Minister İsmail Çataklı has said.

"About 122,000 of this number have been passive registrations for two years. In other words, there is no sign that they are in Turkey," daily Hürriyet quoted Çataklı as saying on May 8.

India with a new delivery of S-400 from Russia

India has received a new batch of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, India Today reported, citing high-ranking sources.

"According to sources, the batch of S-400 missile systems was delivered by ship and is already in service. Parts of the missile system arrived by air and sea and were quickly deployed to their designated places," the newspaper said.

Man, Woman or "X": The United States has issued Gender-Neutral Passports

Although only a small extra box to fill in gender, this is a huge step for D. Ojeda, a gender-neutral person who became one of the first Americans to apply for a gender-neutral passport.

"My family still doesn't understand what I'm doing," said Ojeda, a 34-year-old activist named D. who uses the pronouns "them, them" for themself.

Erdoğan congratulates Pakistan's new prime minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a phone call on April 11. 

According to the Turkish Communications Directorate, Erdoğan called Sharif after he took the oath of office.

Sharif was sworn-in on Monday after former Premier Imran Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote that he attempted to thwart.