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Turkey: Illegal migrants caught in fake wedding convoy

Irregular migrants hold placards reading "open the border gates" as they continue to wait in Edirne, Turkey to reach Greece on 3 March 2020 [Gökhan Zobar/Anadolu Agency]
Migrants hold placards reading 'open the border gates' as they continue to wait in Edirne, Turkey to reach Greece on 3 March 2020 [Gökhan Zobar/Anadolu Agency]

Turkish police caught 16 illegal migrants in three vehicles decorated as part of a wedding convoy in the southeastern province of Batman on Tuesday, reports Anadolu Agency.

Batman province's police units stopped the convoy at the city entrance.

After suspecting a woman in a wedding dress and other passengers in the convoy, the police searched the vehicles and arrested 12 Iraqi and 4 Syrian illegal migrants.

They were taken to the police station, while those four Syrians' legal process is underway.

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