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The U.S. walked back on Aug. 4 remarks from senior officials regarding Afghan refugee flows amid a diplomatic row with Turkey, and voiced regret about the comments.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said Washington "did not intend to single out any particular country as a destination for refugees."
The municipal assembly of the northwestern province of Bolu has accepted Mayor Tanju Özcan's proposal to charge a tenfold fee for the water bills and solid waste taxes of foreigners, mostly directed towards refugees who have settled in the city after fleeing war in Syria.
Now the Muslim minority in Thrace numbers approximately 120,000 members while the Greek minority in Turkey has shrunk to only 3,000
Turkish authorities have detained 14 suspects in relation to the ruthless murder of seven members of a family by armed assailants in the Central Anatolian province of Konya's Meram district.
Seven people, including women and children, from the Dedeoğulları family were killed at their house in a brutal gun attack on July 30.
A total of 63 irregular migrants were held in the Turkish capital Ankara, security sources said on July 31.
Provincial police teams carried out an operation in the Gölbaşı district, and the migrants, all of them Afghan nationals, and two others were rounded up. Their deportation process is underway.
Bulgarian caretaker Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov told Parliament that migration pressure on the country is increasing. "We are indeed seeing an increased migration pressure, the kind of pressure that also existed before the caretaker government took office," Rashkov said during a parliamentary hearing on 30 July.
Seven members of a family were killed on July 30 in central Turkey by armed assailants who tried to burn their house.
The Dedeoğlu family had been seriously injured in another attack in the middle of May by neighbors in the region of Konya.
10 suspects were detained, according to a statement by the Chief Prosecutor's office in Konya.
Bulgarian caretaker Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov told Parliament that migration pressure on the country is increasing. "We are indeed seeing an increased migration pressure, the kind of pressure that also existed before the caretaker government took office," Rashkov said during a parliamentary hearing held on a motion by the formerly ruling GERB party.
A total of 147 irregular migrants were held in central Turkey early on July 30, according to officials.
The Ankara Provincial Gendarmerie Command said in a statement that the irregular migrants, including five Pakistanis, 142 Afghan nationals and two migrant smuggling suspects were held in the trailer of a truck stopped on the Ankara-Niğde highway.