Human migration

Nearly 100,000 irregular migrants deported in 10 months

The number of irregular migrants deported from Türkiye in 2022 has soared to nearly 100,000, according to the Directorate General of Migration Management.

Türkiye has deported 97,448 irregular migrants since the new year as the number of deportations increased by 149 percent compared to the same period of 2021.

Bulgaria: 35 Illegal Migrants were found in a House in the Capital's Banishora District

35 illegal migrants were found in a house in Sofia during a police operation.

The illegal migrants were caught during an operation of the Metropolitan Directorate of Internal Affairs in the "Banishora" district. They were found in a house on Sofronii Vrachanski Street.

More than 29,000 Migrants headed for Europe have Died since 2014

More than 29,000 people have died on migration routes to Europe since 2014, and 5,000 migrants have died in the last two years alone, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a report published yesterday.

The IOM warned of "increasing deaths along migration routes across the Mediterranean, along land borders to Europe and within the continent".

Number of illegal migrants more than doubles to 15,500 in Jan-Sept

Slovenian police intercepted a total of 15,590 illegal migrants in the January-September period, a rise of 115% from the same nine-month period last year. Police statistics show that Afghanistan citizens accounted for the largest single group of illegal migrants – 2,691 of the total.

Four kilometres of border fence removed so far

Ljubljana – Just four kilometres of razor wire fence along the border with Croatia has been removed so far, according to a government report released on Thursday.

The army started removing the razor wire on 15 July and a contractor was supposed to take over, but an open call failed since just one bid was received and even that one was incomplete.

US Embassy expands visa services in its new location

The United States Embassy to Ankara will increase visa services at its new location, a senior American diplomat said following the Turkish top diplomat's criticism on prolonged and hardened visa procedures for Turkish nationals.

The U.S. Embassy moved to its new premises on Aug. 29 through an official ceremony held by Ambassador Jeff Flake and embassy staff.