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Nearly 800 irregular migrants held across Turkey

At least 782 irregular migrants were held across Turkey, local authorities said on Aug. 20. 

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Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said on Twitter that 436 irregular migrants, including 170 Afghan nationals, were held in 16 districts on Thursday.

They were handed over to the local migration office for deportation procedures, he added.

Death toll in bus crashes in western Turkey rises to 23

At least 23 people were killed and 28 others injured in two separate accidents on Aug. 8 in western Turkey involving
passenger buses, officials said.

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Eight people died and 11 others were injured in Izmir province when a passenger bus veered off an embankment and plunged to the ground in Kemalpaşa district, Izmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger said on Twitter.

Population in resort towns skyrocket

Like many other resort towns on Turkey's coastal provinces, Bodrum has become overcrowded with holidaymakers during the Eid al-Adha holiday this year.

The population of the town, which is around 400,000 during off season, in the province of Muğla on the Aegean coast has soared to 1 million.

Over the past week, more than 140,000 vehicles entered the resort town.

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