101 Immigrants Detained at Bulgarian-Turkish Border, 70 Syrians

Society | September 8, 2013, Sunday // 14:02|  views

The Bulgarian-Turkish "green border," file photo

A total of 101 immigrants have been detected at the Bulgarian-Turkish "green border" over the last 24 hours, the press center of Bulgarian Interior Ministry announced Sunday.

"Green border" refers to crossings without a checkpoint.

The detainees included 70 Syrian nationals.

The others came from Iraq, Palestine and Algeria (6 each), Ghana (5), Mali (3) Pakistan (2) and Eritrea, Afghanistan and Togo (1 each).

The groups consisted of 56 men, 17 women and 28 children.

Adults have been temporary detained at the Border Directorates of the Bulgarian towns of Svilengrad and Elhovo, while mothers and the children are accommodated in special shelter facilities.

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Tags: green border, immigrants, Syrian nationals, refugees, bulgarian-turkish, Shelter, Elhovo, Svilengrad


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