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Turkiye repatriates 301 illegal migrants to Haiti

Irregular migrants, who want to reach Europe through Greece, arrive by dingy along the coastal border in the Ayvacik district of Canakkale, Marmara region on 28 February 2020. [STRINGER/Demiroren News Agency (DHA)/AFP via Getty Images]
Migrants in Turkey on 28 February 2020 [STRINGER/Demiroren News Agency DHA/AFP/Getty Images]

Turkiye's Directorate of Migration Management said that it has repatriated 301 migrants to Haiti after it verified that they entered the country illegally.

The migrants were returned to their home country on board a private plane.

This is the first time for the Turkish authorities to arrange for a trans-oceanic private flight to repatriate illegal immigrants.

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