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A total of 1,797 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.
As many as 1,233 migrants were held in multiple operations carried out by gendarmerie forces in the northwestern Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdağ provinces, bordering Greece and Bulgaria.
The civil servants' union ADEDY has heralded strike action as soon as a bill with the government's pension reform is tabled in Parliament.
ADEDY's executive committee indicated on Thursday that it would proceed with a 24-hour strike on the day the bill goes to the House, in line with a decision taken during its session last week.
A total of 2,402 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.
As many as 1,038 migrants were held in multiple operations carried out by gendarmerie forces in the northwestern Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdağ provinces, bordering Greece and Bulgaria.
According to "Vecernje Novosti", media in Athens underlined the following facts: Far from the reach of Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian and other police officers of their home countries, the criminal clan members accused of the most heinous crimes are seeking refuge in the warm Mediterranean. But as the small swamp is full of crocodiles - bloody mayhem follows.
In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Saturday, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas insisted that "Europe cannot allow itself to fail again with migration."
He added that there is an imperative need for a new agreement that "will cover all aspects of migration policies."
The Greek National Intelligence service was among several top Greek state and government websites that went down on 17 January due to a wholesale cyber attack for which an ultra-nationalist Turkish hackers group with apparently strong neo-Ottoman sympathies named Anka Neferler Tim has claimed responsibility.
Greece returned to Turkey eleven migrants who did not qualify for international protection, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on social media on Friday evening.
The group includes migrants from Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, and Tunisia.
"We are speeding up procedures, implementing the new law we voted recently," he said in his comment.